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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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A trip to the museum

It's been a while since I visited the museum, but I would highly recommend anyone if they get a chance to pay a visit .

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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Orono
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The museum had displays of logging camps, shipbuilding and the real bones from a right whale that washed up on a beach nearby. There was a special display on the War of 1812 with an original flag and a room of art. We had a tour of the whale section and learned a lot about them from the friendly, knowledgeable... More 

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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's been a while since I visited the museum, but I would highly recommend anyone if they get a chance to pay a visit .

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We were there on school visit. The best historical story telling place. Rich history for many years. Loved it.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We were visiting for couple days and went to this museum. Not very large museum but fun and interesting. I don't remember it taking more than the afternoon to stroll around. Friendly staff.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The New Brunswick Museum in Saint John at Market Square is a great place to take the family for the day. The displays are top notch and not to be missed. There is plenty for everyone to see, and there is always something new to see. There are also interactive displays for the kids to play with.

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Saint John, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Saint John Museum is a wonderful spot. There is so much history there. The dinosaur display is awesome. It's a great adventure.

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Nice affordable museum that also offers discounts to seniors and AAA members. Pleasant stroll through New Brunswick history and natural history.

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Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A great review of the history of the earth from a geological perspective. Outstanding presentations of the history of Saint John. Lighting on the displays needs to be updated.

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Vancouver
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330 reviews 330 reviews
219 attraction reviews
335 helpful votes 335 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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