Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

We are happy to welcome you back to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. We have been working to create a safe experience for you and our staff.  Check out our “Know before you go” guide to help prepare you for your visit.

Merlin from home

Merlin, our Rainbow Macaw, joined the Maritime Museum crew during the Pets at Sea, March Break event in 2006. Merlin is particularly fond of green grapes, peanuts, carrots, walnuts and yes, even crackers! Merlin has two meals each day. Rainbows macaws are a hybrid, caused by cross-breeding the Scarlet and Golden Blue macaw. Most people assume that Merlin comes from the Brazilian Rain Forest but the closest he'll ever get is if our sprinkler system goes off by accident! Check out the Merlin live cam. Join us while we’re all at home, to tune in to weekly Squawk Talks on the Merlin Cam

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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If you’re not able to come for a visit, you can see what’s happening around our museum waterfront thanks to our supporters at Nova Scotia Webcams. Enjoy a live, birds-eye view of our museum wharves and our museum and anchoryard on the Halifax waterfront.

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 »

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Museum Hours

Monday 9:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 4 pm

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