Special 2015 Exhibit

In celebration of the 175th anniversary of Britannia’s maiden transatlantic voyage to Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Maritime Museum is proud to open this special temporary exhibit on the life and legacy of Samuel Cunard.

Make Maritime Art with Us!

This summer, we’re presenting Artist of the Day, Tuesday’s from 2 pm – 5 pm! Partake in free art activities for children of all ages at The Art Boat near our waterfront anchor yard!


Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Located in the heart of Halifax’s waterfront, there’s no better place to immerse yourself in Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage than the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

From small craft boatbuilding to World War Convoys, the Days of Sail to the Age of Steam, the Titanic to the Halifax Explosion, you’ll discover the stories, events and people that have come to define Nova Scotia and its relationship with the sea.

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Tuesday Night Tunes

Enjoy your Tuesday night with us on the waterfront! Our free concert series goes until August 25. Dine on the waterfront with deals on #tuesdaytunesandtastes on Twitter!

Google Maps Tour

Our museum was recently added as a Halifax location in Google Street View! Experience and explore our galleries and exhibits online to sample our marine history and stories that we share as Canada’s oldest and largest Maritime museum. See the Google Maps Virtual Tour »

Museum Hours

Monday: 9:30 - 5:30
Tuesday: 9:30 - 8:00
Wednesday: 9:30 - 5:30 
Thursday: 9:30 - 5:30 
Friday: 9:30 - 5:30 
Saturday: 9:30 - 5:30 
Sunday: 9:30 - 5:30

Holiday Hours