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New Brunswick Museum

1 Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L4Z6, Canada
506 643-2300
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Ranked #5 of 29 attractions in Saint John
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Specialty Museums
Owner description: Wonderful museum with a bargain admission price. Located next to the cruise ship pier and contains excellent displays on shipbuilding, whales,... more » Owner description: Wonderful museum with a bargain admission price. Located next to the cruise ship pier and contains excellent displays on shipbuilding, whales, geology, local industry, art gallery, etc. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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226 reviews 226 reviews
141 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

You do not need to go on a guided tour in this museum. The exhibits are well presented with lots of interesting information. There are 3 floors. The first floor is dedicated to the history of the area, the second floor covers natural history and the third floor is dedicated to the Arts. there is a gift shop and washrooms... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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39 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I visited the NB museum with a group of schoolchildren on their year-end school trip. The museum itself is nice, as a museum lover I found the exhibits well-curated and the museum overall a very nice spot to visit. It is a great way to learn some history of the area, which touches on some interesting marine science and technology... More

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is not a "big city museum", but was an interesting way to spend a couple of hours. Part of a larger indoor mall/food/shopping complex that spans several blocks.

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Bridgewater, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Good way to spend a couple hours in downtown St. John. The whale exhibit was pretty cool. The history of New Brunswick exhibits were pretty similar for what one would see in Nova Scotia, so nothing new there... but entertaining none the less. The kids liked the the interactive stations best as well as the hands on parts of the... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

After lunch in the food court and a visit to the public library, we visited the New Brunswick Museum, on the recommendation of locals. And it was definitely worth it. I got to touch the mouth of a baleen whale. There was an exhibition about the War of 1812 that explained it very clearly from all four points of view... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Fun for the whole family. Ask what days they have for free admission. I think the kids passes are free, not sure.

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Woodstock, Connecticut
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9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Even though this is a small museum, it had some fun & interesting displays. There was a film that we caught the end of about tracking whales. We took in two of the informative tours that happened to be going on when we were there. The first one took place in the geological area. We were guided through the history... More

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Kendall, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

If you want to find out about New Brunswick history, this is a place to stop. It is not a large place but there is some nice displays. Also the staff was very helpful and pleasant to talk to. Just don't go into thinking it is the Smithsonian and you won't be diappointed.

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Buffalo, New York
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22 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This interesting museum is definitely worth a visit if you're in St. John, New Brunswick. It's located in Market Square. The museum has three floors--one historical, one devoted to natural history, and one to fine arts and decorative arts. We were visiting to attend the Skate Canada competition, so we didn't have much time to spend. Because of this, we... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We got to the museum as a last minute stop with about half an hour to go. It was up to us to manoeuvre our way through the 3 floors of the museum. Certain pieces were interesting but overall there was nothing that really wowed me. The museum was divided well into different categories. I got to see pretty much... More

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