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Address: 571 Queen Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5C8, Canada (Formerly York-Sunbury Historical Society Museum)
Phone Number: +1 506-455-6041
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Description: The Fredericton Region Museum is a small not-for-profit history museum...
The Fredericton Region Museum is a small not-for-profit history museum located in Officers' Square, the heart of Downtown Fredericton!! It exhibits the history of Fredericton in 12 galleries and is the home of the taxidermy remains of the Coleman Frog! Some exhibit themes include Native, Acadian, Planters, Medical, Military and Loyalist history as well as an 18 minute orientation video that tells the history of central New Brunswick. There are over 700 artefacts on display ranging from farm implements to fine art. Operated by the York Sunbury Historical Society, the museum has a small paid staff. Dedicated volunteers, summer students and interns do most of the gallery work. The time that it takes to visit is dependent on the visitor; some stay for 30 minutes while others stay for hours.
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Small but quaint

If you are European please dont expect the type of Museums we have here. Nevertheless it was interesting and there were many people willing to offer information.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Its a nice museum, which gives you a good history round-up of Fredericton and New Brunswick. I particularly liked the films shown and the different kinds of artifacts (from old bikes to hats).

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Almonte, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

If you are visiting Fredericton and want a good overview of the city’s origins and history this is the ideal place to start. Entry is a nominal five bucks and I advise you to take advantage of the short orientation video. After that, a tour of each of the museum’s rooms support the video information and illustrate the stages of... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

visited many of times it just seems to grow on you brings you back to 1800 to 1900 Great to see how far we hove come after each series of years

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Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

If you are European please dont expect the type of Museums we have here. Nevertheless it was interesting and there were many people willing to offer information.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

You can know all the 200+ years history of Fredericton with 5 bucks (students $2 only) and within 1 hour! Really recommended. The staff are kind and the layout of the exhibits is nice.

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I also gave a review of the museum in the one for Officers Square. Small but very informative museum with pleasant and informative staff. A very good selection of historical photographs as well. Reasonable entrance fees, could spend a whole afternoon there if you were to read all of the information with the exhibits. I had heard of the Coleman... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a great local museum, with imaginative exhibits. The only drawback is limited accessibility.

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carmarthen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The museum is informative if you have a very long time to read the lengthy panels of text. But what is very disappointing is the state of many of the exhibits - which need a good dust as well as tender loving care and conservation. The room with objects relating to the indigenous population was particularly disappointing and lack lustre.... More 

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hevensto, Manager at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Hi EdwinaCarmarthen! Thanks for your review. I would like to address your concerns about our dust and the Native gallery. Dust: All of our cases are opened and cleaned every year. We have a cleaning schedule that corresponds with our weather and staffing schedules. We cannot clean inside the cases during the winter months because the building is inhospitable given... More 

Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The museum is a cheap visit and there was a lot to see and learn. The museum staff were very friendly and informative. We even played dress up.

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Fredericton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This two hundred year old stone building has been an important site on the Fredericton landmark. The view from the balcony overlooks Officers’ Square, a pleasant open space upon which many games of tennis and social teas & picnics were held when it was just a colonial outpost. It was even the site of a JFK memorial celebrating the bond... More 

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