The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic celebrates the rich history of Canada’s North Atlantic fishery. Located in a former fish processing plant on the waterfront of the UNESCO world heritage seaport of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the Museum began aboard the schooner Theresa E. Connor in 1967. Since that time, it has grown to include a large complex of historic buildings with galleries pertaining to the fishery of Atlantic Canada. Theresa E. Connor, Canada’s oldest salt bank schooner, continues as the flagship of the Museum.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
- About the town: The charming town of Lunenburg is one of the only two urban communities in North America designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Filled with original colonial buildings and colourful facades, amazing restaurants, distilleries and breweries, artisans and unique shops, home of Bluenose ll and the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.
- Population: 2,396
- Most interesting exhibit: It is hard to pick just one: Age of Sail, Bluenose Gallery, First Fishers, Marine Life Gallery, Stormy Seas to name a few
- Interesting fact: A wooden model representing the largest Atlantic Cod ever caught on record (off Gloucester in 1898, weighing 211¼ lbs; 95.8kg) is on display in our Age of Sail exhibit.