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New Brunswick Museum

1 Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L4Z6, Canada
+1 506-643-2300
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Ranked #6 of 34 Attractions in Saint John
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Specialty Museums
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) provides a remarkable introduction to New Brunswick's rich cultural history and diverse natural environment. At... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Jacksonville, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

THe small museum provided an interesting look into the natural history of New Brunswick. This museum is very close to the shopping area by the port.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Very interesting....small but interesting! Wonderful Guide Kelly Anne. Fun and knowledgeable. Her father's picture is hanging in that museum!!!!

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Maces Bay, nb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was through this museum in August of this year and found it very informative, lots and lots of artifacts and good description of maritime life.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Sometimes I have to visit some of the small museum just to see what's the difference between them, well, this place needs more attention to improve in order to attract more visitors so that they'll learn so much of their history but for 8 dollars per person especially when it's raining, this is the best place to go.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Covered a lot of subjects, clever displays. Particularly enjoyed the New Brunswick perspective on the wars of Independence (the Lost War) and 1812. Learned a lot about my home province.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There are a lot of interesting exhibits here: whales, birds, shipbuilding, fossils, etc. On the top floor there is an art gallery and a kids area. Spent around 2 hours here. Cost was $15 for 3 of us which was good value. Lots of staff/volunteers around to answer questions and provide helpful information.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Beautiful museum - lots of history and artifacts presented extremely well. Also very nice gift shop where we found great books about genealogy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a great museum. We spent over 2 hours there, and enjoyed the variety of exhibits and displays. One of the staff was playing Celtic music on flute, and stopped to chat for a few minutes. Just a wonderful experience. Definitely recommend this Museum as a destination to visit!

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Providence, RI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were surprised by how interesting and engaging the NB Museum was. Very well designed natural history exhibit, some lovely art from the region, and interesting exhibits about the history of the region.

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We traditonally go Canada Day for a visit uptown,this is a nice museum,theres alot of old local artifacts,and history information to go with them,very interesting to see some of the old items preserved from past ages,as well as fossils ,and some animals well worth the visit if your in the area.

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