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.

Please note

The Industrial Heritage meeting for tonight has been cancelled.

Celebration at Sea!

Sat. December 14 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Our annual holiday tradition is here! Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and spend the afternoon in our Small Craft Gallery. Come make some seasonal crafts and maritime ornaments, play a board game and share a festive snack!  

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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Mission to Seafarers Shoebox Program

The Mission to Seafarers is a non-profit worldwide charity operating in many shipping ports, including Halifax. The mission provides a safe meeting space, interdenominational religious services and counselling services to crew members that are often thousands of miles from home.

Until December 15th, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will be collecting donations for care packages to mariners staying aboard ships during the holidays. We appreciate your donated items for our annual holiday drive

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 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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