The Sea in Her Blood

Special 2019 exhibit (to February 2020)

Living in Mi’kma’ki-Acadie-Alba Nuadh-Nouvelle-écosse-Nova Scotia means living with the sea. Like the land we call home, every generation of maritime women is shaped by the sea – through maintaining tradition and pushing boundaries, work and play, struggle and triumph. Many of their stories have been lost to time. Today maritime women continue to both redefine traditional ways of living with the sea, and shape new ones. The Sea in Her Blood highlights 17 of these extraordinary women.

Fisheries: Photographing Fisheries in Mexico and Canada with Sylvia Calatayud

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7 pm

Sylvia Calatayud began photographing fisheries in her native Mexico in 1988. Her first experience was on the coast of Baja California with the yellowfin tuna fisheries, when she was working as a photojournalist on the border with the USA. This experience led to a 9 year project that took her to different oceans, from the Pacific to the North Atlantic, and the Caribbean, photographing the different ways of fishing a wide variety of species. Our special exhibit The Sea in Her Blood features 17 amazing women who are redefining traditional ways of living with the sea, Sylvia Calatayud is one of those honoured. 


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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Welcome Wednesdays

10 am to 12 noon, weekly

We are pleased to invite young families, daycares, and newcomers to the museum every Wednesday morning for a chance to explore our space and have fun! Drop-in and unlock your creativity and imagination with our puppet theatre, various toys and colouring sheets. Enjoy our themed story times and crafts, with different monthly themes!

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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 »

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Museum Hours

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 pm - 5 pm

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