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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - 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
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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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This is a good museum in a great location that is easily accessed by local folks and out of town visitors that pop into Market Square where the museum is located. The museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Saint John, Canada
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151 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a little girl, over 50 years ago, I was always fascinated by the NB Museum. Some of the same items are there now......and they still fascinate me. "The Death of General Wolfe" is a huge (and famous, and very valueable) painting. As a child, I would stare at it for a long time on each visit......it spoke to me.......... More 

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Thank chipmanh
New Brunswick
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97 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good museum in a great location that is easily accessed by local folks and out of town visitors that pop into Market Square where the museum is located. The museum probably has something of interest for just about all ages and interests. The whale skeleton is the featured exhibit and it's a dandy. Its 100% overhead so... More 

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Thank Cubatan
Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Charming spot. We wandered through all the exhibits, played checkers, quizzed each other on random trivia, geocached, and had a great talk about ship building with one of the guides. Overall intriguing, entertaining, and quaint. A fond memory for us to return to again and again.

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Thank Reba S
Halifax
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We went to the museum on the weekend because they advertising kid events. We didn't see many events going on or even other visitors. The kids did enjoy the kids area on the 3rd floor and at $15 for the family it was a good deal.

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Thank Jon N
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

A series of beautiful installations. Don't miss the whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling in the great hall!

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Thank traveladviceneeded90
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We didn't think too much about this museum at first, but they do have interesting collections, especial the top floor. And the tour guide was very knowledgable and well presented.

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Thank Eunice C
Hamilton, Canada
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198 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The museum is located inside Market Square. It has something for everyone. Our favorite was the temporary exhibit Passionate About Moths. The artist, Jim des Rivieres, has collected moths, scanned them and then printed the pictures on 24 - 36 inch wide paper. You can see every hair on the moths and their vibrant color. The history of ship building... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We stopped by the New Brunswick Museum on a rainy day in September. It proved to be a great activity choice. When we got there, we walked right in and didn't realize where we had to pay until we were well into the museum. We had followed a group of other people in and thought that you paid further in.... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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123 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Natural history with the shore birds, 4-legged animals and marine mammals (great whale hall), exhibit on the war of 1812, the logging industry, shipbuilding exhibit ( my favorite), decorative arts, and a visual art gallery. Everything in one place, very well located in Uptown. Perfect for any day! not only rainy days. The boutique had exactly the book I was... More 

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Thank Dominique L
Rothesay, Canada
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The NBM is an excellent venue to view previous history with special periods and anniversaries high lighted. Also has a children's science centre. As well you can relay to how people in the past and us in the present still have similar highs and lows in their lives.

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