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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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I was so delighted that I decided to come through here. It is a small museum but they have packed so much information inside of it. It's so interesting to read and see all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 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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Barrie, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a very small museum with not much to see. It is arrange and spread out on several floors. It's in a very busy area of the city and parking is limited. It's got some interesting exhibits like the section on whales but that's about it. Do you want the aggreivation of fighting traffic, parking and paying for about... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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160 reviews 160 reviews
43 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I was so delighted that I decided to come through here. It is a small museum but they have packed so much information inside of it. It's so interesting to read and see all the history of this wonderful province. My son and I took the tour of the whale gallery with the guide who was most informative. The staff... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were most impressed by the sections on New Brunswick industry: shipping, logging, fishing, and ship-building. A small section on the War of 1812 was included. Films on the Bay of Fundy and tidal shifts were worth the viewing. Small gift shop on site.

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Kitchener, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Although small, we found the museum to be informative and well put together. The natural history section was particularly well done, especially appreciated after our visit to Fossil Beach at Cape Enrage. We stopped in to Saint John on the way home from Fundy to Ontario especially to stop at the museum. We had a heck of a time finding... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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58 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Right on the harbor front, the museum is actually inside a small shopping mall and next door to the Hilton Hotel. It has three levels and is also connected by skyway to the various King Street businesses and market. As you wander about, there are various interpreters there who actually spent quite a bit of time explaining things to you,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This museum was informative and well presented. It offered a little something for everyone. And the docents on each floor that would teach something were WONDERFUL. What a great place to learn a bit about the area and more.....

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We wandered in here during a walk around the city. If you arrive a half hour before closing they let you in at no charge. It was nice walking around- interesting and diverse exhibits from history to nature to art.

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Additional Information about New Brunswick Museum

Address: 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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