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New Brunswick Museum

1 Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L4Z6, Canada
+1 506-643-2300
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Ranked #5 of 35 Attractions in Saint John
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Specialty Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) provides a remarkable introduction to New Brunswick's rich cultural history and diverse natural environment. At... more » Owner description: The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) provides a remarkable introduction to New Brunswick's rich cultural history and diverse natural environment. At Canada's oldest continuing museum, visitors will discover stories of New Brunswick's past and present on three floors of creative exhibitions, and fun events. « less
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Vancouver
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191 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Located inside the mall in Market Square close to the cruise ship port and the Hilton Hotel, this museum offers 3 floors of displays about the province's shipbuilding and logging industry, early history, and geological history - the lifeforms and fossils from the geological ages. There are even some skeletons from (hopefully) beached whales hanging from the ceiling. However, the... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

While in St. John we visited the New Brunswick Museum on September 24, 2014. While all the exhibits were wonderful, my favorite was the Hall of the Great Whales. We were lucky enough to time our visit with a Hall of the Great Whales tour led by Isabelle, whom we found extremely knowledgeable, interesting and positively delightful. I was completely... More

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Indiana,pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It is well worth the time and money to visit. We learned so much! The staff was very friendly and educated.

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Moretonhampstead, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Really interesting museum with knowledgable and friendly staff. Well worth a visit. The displays are well thought out and informative.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

THe small museum provided an interesting look into the natural history of New Brunswick. This museum is very close to the shopping area by the port.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Very interesting....small but interesting! Wonderful Guide Kelly Anne. Fun and knowledgeable. Her father's picture is hanging in that museum!!!!

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Maces Bay, nb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was through this museum in August of this year and found it very informative, lots and lots of artifacts and good description of maritime life.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Sometimes I have to visit some of the small museum just to see what's the difference between them, well, this place needs more attention to improve in order to attract more visitors so that they'll learn so much of their history but for 8 dollars per person especially when it's raining, this is the best place to go.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Covered a lot of subjects, clever displays. Particularly enjoyed the New Brunswick perspective on the wars of Independence (the Lost War) and 1812. Learned a lot about my home province.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There are a lot of interesting exhibits here: whales, birds, shipbuilding, fossils, etc. On the top floor there is an art gallery and a kids area. Spent around 2 hours here. Cost was $15 for 3 of us which was good value. Lots of staff/volunteers around to answer questions and provide helpful information.

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