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New Brunswick Museum

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Address: 1 Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L4Z6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 506-643-2300
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) provides a remarkable introduction to New...
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.
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great place to take kids to learn about the area whale skelotons were amazing and the fossils were fascinating reat location downtown next to the water

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Inside MARKET STREET SQUARE is the NEW BRUNSWICK HISTORICAL MUSEUM. Don’t be intimidated by the small storefront sparse lobby. The Museum is fairly large once inside. Admission is $8.00 per person and is wheelchair accessible. There are three floors of history of NB exploring the ecological development of the land- Textile, Trade and Arts- deep history of whaling that the... More 

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Reston
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Not to miss. Lots of info on the history of NB. Make sure you visit all floors and see everything. I was unaware of all the nautical history shown here.

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

great place to take kids to learn about the area whale skelotons were amazing and the fossils were fascinating reat location downtown next to the water

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St. John's, Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Visiting Saint John in October, I found a lot of tourist attractions closed for the season or on greatly reduced opening hours schedules. So it was a treat to find the new Brunswick Museum open in Market Square on a weekday evening. Nicely designed exhibits, and it was possible to learn a lot in a short while. It's in a... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I am from Saint John and like to visit the New Brunswick Museum every year. I like looking at art from local artist and from far. There are always different thing to see.

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Bangor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went on a school trip with students. Museum was well prepared for us, tour guides were available to talk with the students and let them handle some special bones. Very well organized for this field trip.

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Kyle, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We really enjoyed the museum especially the geology and whale section. Had a very interesting tour guide. her first day back but very knowledgeable about the exhibit. Other areas about the industry of the area, first TV station and the lost war exhibit.

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is an excellent location to learn about the shipbuilding and fishing history of the region. Actual scale models were build by the engineers prior to building the full size ship. Many of these original models are on display here.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I spent a very interesting couple of hours at the New Brunswick Museum as part of a tour of Saint John. It was one of the best smaller museums I have been to and is a great introduction to the history of the area. The Industry, Geology and whaling sections are excellent. Also upstairs is an art gallery featuring local... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were unfortunately disappointed with the content of this museum, little of interest on the rich history of the area. The parking is non-existent and its location in the downtown core means it is a busy area to negotiate.

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Additional Information about New Brunswick Museum

Address: 1 Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L4Z6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 506-643-2300
Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint John
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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