The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is one of twenty-eight sites belonging to the wider Nova Scotia Museum. It is dedicated to exploring the rich marine history of Nova Scotia and celebrating how that relationship has shaped the identity of the province.
Through the curation of a large collection of museum artifacts, the Maritime Museum shares stories about ocean exploration, the ages of sail and steam, the east coast Canadian Navy, and local history surrounding the Titanic and Halifax Explosion. Docked beside it is the largest artifact in the Nova Scotia Museum’s collection, the hydrographic research ship, CSS Acadia.
A visit to the museum brings visitors closer to a place that is intimately connected to the sea. It helps them to understand how the ocean helped to grow the province on Nova Scotia and build the city of Halifax, while showing the dangers that can come from a life at sea.