Halifax Maritime Museum

If you are going to be in Halifax, the Maritime Museum is well worth the stop.

Located on the Halifax waterfront, the museum boasts the CSS Acadia, a 1913 Canadian Hydrography survey ship. The ship power plant is scotch marine boilers and triple expansion steam engines.

Also docked at the museum wharf, during summer months, is the last corvette, the HMCS Sackville,(http://www.hmcssackville-cnmt.ns.ca). The vessel is outfitted in her northern Atlantic camouflage.

Inside, the museum has a launch owned by Queen Victoria and a Sable Island lifeboat along wht numerous other small boat displays.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic top in its class


Reader’s Digest has named the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax the best maritime museum in Canada.

The rating came in the magazine’s June edition and made mention of some of the museum’s more notable exhibits, including the deck chair from the Titanic.

The museum also displays telegraph key used by P. Vincent Coleman to divert a train with 700 passengers away from the imminent Halifax Explosion.

The oldest and largest maritime museum in the country, the facility opened in 1948.

Nearly three million people have visited since it moved to its Lower Water Street location in 1982.