Naval Museum of Halifax, Colonel Robert S. Low album

Halifax Harbour Explosion: December 6, 1917

In commemoration of the events of 1917, and to mark the closing of our temporary exhibit Collision in the Narrows: The 1917 Halifax Harbour Explosion on December 30, we’re sharing glimpses of Explosion stories from diverse, historically under-represented communities. Through renewal of the museum’s permanent exhibit in 2019, we aim to help recover these previously neglected narratives and experiences.


The Maritime Museum is hosting another series of fascinating talks, book launches and music events this fall and winter.  The events start at 7:00 and are open to anyone who wishes to attend.  The talks are free but we are always happy to accept donations to Feed Nova Scotia.


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.

Explore more Maritime Museum of the Atlantic events »

Celebration at Sea

Enjoy Celebration at Sea on Saturday, December 15, from 1 pm – 4 pm and share your holiday season with us by making festive crafts, fun comic cards and enjoy seasonal film!

Google Map

Google Maps Tour

Tour the museum 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 »

Be social

Museum Hours

Nov 1 - April 30
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5 pm


Nov 1 - April 30 
Adult $5.15
65 +
6 - 17
5 and under
+ 2 adults