Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

Thinking of something fun to add to your vacation itinerary? The Maritime and seafood industry museum got you covered. The museum provides an opportunity to experience everything maritime such as recreational fishing, boat building, shrimps and oyster exhibitions, net making, historical maritime photograph exhibitions and so much more.

All about the Museum

The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum was established in the year 1986 for the sole purpose of preserving the heritage of the Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast as well as the maritime history. It has;

– 20,000 sq ft exhibit area

– An art gallery

– A research library

– Classrooms

– A hurricane museum and 

– A theatre.

The museum exhibits various artifacts and old photographs which tell the history of the Gulf Coast as well the history of the Biloxi seafood industry such as the Hurricane Katrina exhibit video, maps, and ecosystem exhibits.

The museum is usually open on Sunday from 12:00 PM-4:00 PM and on Monday to Saturday from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM.

While visiting the Maritime and seafood industry museum you can also stop by for a bite at Stacked, Palace buffet, or any other restaurants and you can check-in for the period you will be staying at Palace casino resort, White house hotel, or any other hotel in the area.

The hotel also organizes tourism trips and for sightseeing such as:

– Gulf coast attractions road trip; for you and your loved ones to experience and enjoy Coastal Mississippi’s amazing local attractions.

– Sea – N – Sail adventure; is a camp for 6-12-year-olds where they engage in activities such as fishing, boat modeling, swimming, etc. for a week. The students also get the chance to go on field trips to like the Institute of Marine and Mammal studies 4th of July schooner sail; for you and your family or friends to go on a sail to Deer Island to watch the fireworks display.

– Billy Creel memorial wooden & classic boat show; where you and your loved ones can enjoy food and refreshments, schooner sails, meet art vendors, children’s games, an exhibition of antique and classic boats, etc.

Location of the Museum

When next you are in Biloxi, ensure you visit the museum at Museum 115 1st street, (228) 435-6320 Schooner Pier Complex 367 Beach Biloxi, MS 39530. You can also visit the museum’s gift store or shop online for T-shirts, paintings, photos, prints, postcards, and other souvenirs for yourself or your loved ones.