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Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

115 1st Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
+1 228-435-6320
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Love the history of the coast

Built after Hurricane Katrina, this museum is a wonderful exhibit of the history of the coast. I... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Biloxi, Mississippi
Very interisting and informative

My grandchildren, ages 16 & 7, and myself really enjoyed this museum. It gives you an... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Atmore, Alabama
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The Museum exhibits hundreds of one-of-a-kind artifacts and an unrivaled collection of vintage photos, which tells the story from the time of the first Indian settlement through generations of immigrants whose journey contributed to the melting-pot culture of the Gulf Coast. The Grand Hall features the "Nydia" a 30' gaff rigged cabin sloop built in Biloxi in 1898 at the Johnson Shipyard. Featured exhibits include shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, marine blacksmithing, net-making, boat building, hurricanes, featuring Camille and Katrina, all the while telling the tale of over 300 years of history, culture and heritage. The Museum is available for special events, meetings, weddings, etc.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“shrimp” (18 reviews)
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115 1st Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
+1 228-435-6320
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Built after Hurricane Katrina, this museum is a wonderful exhibit of the history of the coast. I love the history of the seafood industry that once thrived there.

Thank robinsp1429
Reviewed 6 July 2017

My grandchildren, ages 16 & 7, and myself really enjoyed this museum. It gives you an understanding of how things are done. After visiting the museum, we took the Biloxi Shrimping Tour and rode on the Biloxi Schooner. We just loved all three attractions.

1  Thank onefunZ71
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The collection of seafood industry equipment and wooden boats is worth the visit. Good film about the seafood industry. Beautiful building with great views.

Thank JuralMS
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The museum is off the beaten path so we didn't expect an awful lot. Were we surprised. The museum presents a history of the maritime and seafood industry with the gulf area in its center. The collections are amazing, as is the maritime art. We...More

1  Thank Richard M
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We first visited the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, shortly after it opened. Apparently my review has been lost, but that does not matter. I grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and knew the history of the seafood industry, or so I thought. It...More

Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Love everything about this museum. At night don't miss the ship in the bottle view of the Nydia illuminated behind the giant window. Several short videos bring interesting local characters, boats, machinery, artwork and early seafood processors to life. The museum highlights are beautifully restored...More

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Superb presentations with all one would like to know about the Gulf Coast and its bayous and rivers. Select Gift Shop

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 4 May 2017

There were two short videos one the story of Biloxi the other of the areas maritime industry. Depending on how much you want to read, as it is self guided, takes about 2+ hours. There is quite a bit about shrimping we did not know...More

1  Thank Harold B
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Sitting by itself across the highway from a casino it did not look too impressive.It was actually a very interesting & informative museum. There were numerous displays of preserved watercraft and information on the seafood industry in Biloxi. Very moved by the films on Hurricane...More

1  Thank NRN_13
Reviewed 27 April 2017

My wife, her brother and myself Visited this Museum. It was very interesting and I learned a lot about the shimping industry that I was not aware of. The Hosts were very gracious and accommadating and the exhibets dated back to before I was born...More

1  Thank Fritz B
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Marc M
23 January 2017|
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Response from Robin5488 | Property representative |
Yes, we are handicapped accessible. We have an elevator on the north end of our Museum building.
Michael G
17 February 2016|
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Response from Robin5488 | Property representative |
I am not sure who rejected your response about the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, no one from the Museum did. I don't know what your review was either, because I have not seen it. I am sorry it was rejected, but it... More