Ta'n me'j Tel-keknuo'ltiek:
How Unique We Still Are

Ta'n me'j Tel-keknuo'ltiek: How Unique We Still Arereflects how Mi’kmaw people remain connected to the lands and waters of Mi’kma’ki. This exhibit offers a platform for Mi’kmaw people to express their continued experiences with an understanding of the lands and the waters of Mi’kma’ki. Mi’kmaw single-word concepts are represented through personal testimony and histories of individual Mi’kmaw people, featured objects, artifacts, images and symbolic artwork. These experiences and understandings are rooted in cultural expressions that connect past, present and future in this place. 

Read our Land Acknowledgement

National Indigenous History Month

We are in Mi’kma’ki, the territory of the Mi’kmaq, comprising present-day Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, parts of Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Maine. The Mi’kmaq have been connected to this land and these waters for thousands of years and continue to be so in the present.


International Congress of Maritime Museums

Your host for the 2022 ICMM Congress is the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada!  The Congress will be held from September 11-16th, 2022.

Museum Views

Whether you’re at our museum or far from us, you’ll see the best views of our beautiful Halifax waterfront and harbour!

This season, your visit includes a breath-taking experience on our observation deck, overlooking our CSS Acadia. With our webcams, enjoy a live, birds-eye view of our museum wharves and anchor yard on Halifax’s bustling waterfront boardwalk!

Be social

Days of Sail Gallery

Discover the Golden Age of Sail, a treasured part of Nova Scotia’s maritime heritage where the wooden floors creak, the smell of pine tar fills the air, and the sounds of waves and gulls call out in the distance! You’ll find intricate ship models, portraits and historical stories of shipbuilding, sail racing and dynamic commercial ship industry.

CSS Acadia with Canada Day flag

Museum Hours

We’re open daily from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Tuesdays, we’re open until 8 pm (with free admission starting at 5 pm)

Free Admission on Canada Day!

On July 1, we’ll be open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Spend part of your Halifax waterfront holiday with us!

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