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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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Jacksonville, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This would be a nice way to spend a cold or rainy afternoon if you happened to be in St John. The whale exhibit, and the ship building exhibits are particularly interesting. I would have enjoyed more modern displays of the the environment of NB-- a large exhibit of birds was disappointing in that the specimens seemed faded and the... More 

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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We enjoyed this museum. Very bright when you first walk in. It was 3 level and the kids lived the whale in display. We spent about 2 hours there and found it very informative. I would recommend this to families and kids.

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Orono
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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4 reviews 4 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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11 attraction reviews
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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