Friday, May 16, 2014

Lunenburg Fisheries Museum Of The Atlantic Re-Opens

A heritage hotspot in Lunenburg is set to re-open just in time for the long weekend. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic will open its doors Saturday after it was closed for several months while workers replaced the building's foundation with new concrete. The province's Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage made the announcement. Minister Tony Ince says it's an essential piece of Lunenburg's proud maritime heritage. The majority of exhibit space will be open as well as the restaurant and gift shop. The In-Shore Fisheries section will be closed while workers put the interior back together. However, there is expected to be minimal disruption for visitors. Over the next few weeks, some of the larger exhibits and boats will be put back into the museum. The museum will have about 6,000 square feet of additional exhibit space when work is completed later this summer.