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Albert County Museum

3940 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick E4H 3J8, Canada
(506) 734-2003
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Owner description: Discover The People of the TidesCanada's 11th Prime Minister, R.B. Bennett, came from Albert County, along with a colorful procession of pioneers, artisans, explorers, shipbuilders, farmers, a few charlatans and one convicted axe murderer.If these walls could talk… and they do! Experience the Gaol cells where you are surrounded by the recently uncovered prisoner graffiti that makes every nook and cranny come alive. Layer upon layer of names, dates, drawings and poetry tell the story of what it was like to do time in the Albert County Gaol. Review the evidence from the Tom Collins trials and decide for yourself if justice was served.The Albert County Museum is a complex of eight buildings on a 6 acre site that includes original Shiretown buildings in their original locations.Explore through the twenty-two themed galleries of the museum and discover the captivating and thought-provoking stories of life in Albert County.

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whiterock british columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This little-known museum was recommended to us by the owner of the B & B in Alma, New Brunswick. It was well worth the visit. Perhaps one of the best historical sets we've seen in our world-wide travels. Each of the original buildings contains fantastic materials; in the Records Office you can actually sit down and look through the by-law... More

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Riverview
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lots of Local history here. With many things to see and read. Very good knowledge of the whole area and its people that settled the area. and from the many places people came from.

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Midland, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very good guided tour with plenty to see and learn. To walk through history were fathers of confederation and early Prime Minister Mr. Bennit walked and lived is awe inspiring. Thank you

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Carlisle, PA
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28 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stopped by the Albert County Museum on our way back from Hopewell Rocks. The curator of the museum provided a very informative tour of their various buildings, most of which are not original to their sites. There's a lot of local history to that specific area, but the highlight is the jail and courthouse that figured in the murder... More

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AlbertCountyMuseum, Manager at Albert County Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary review. I thought that it would be best if I clarified a couple of the points that you made. My summer student Docents are the ones that provide the general guided tours for visitors. I, as Curator, offer special Museum Secrets tours that take you behind the scenes to see and hear some of the... More

Titusville
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1,138 reviews 1,138 reviews
775 attraction reviews
908 helpful votes 908 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Rainy day, what do you do...go to a museum not expecting much. Well, surprise, surprise as Homer Pyle said, this is a great little museum developed by people who really care about preservation and accurate historical data. Start at the Exhibition Hall.and the attendant will provide you with a basic overview of the community. The more questions you ask the... More

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Milton Keynes
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12 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

As other reviewers have said, a gem of a local museum. We had thought of going to see the tide up at Hopewell rocks but having been to see the floor, we were seduced by the sign at the end of the rocks that advertised the museum. Staffed by locals, the museum is a mini Mystic seaport, ie all original... More

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Moncton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

lots of history here. Really enjoyed going back in time, the jail cells with the old graffiti was the highlight for me.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
51 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I have to confess to being a museum junkie so I tend to stop at small community museums that most others speed by. However, like a junkie I seldom get a good fix from these visits. One can only tolerate so many displays of chipped china or poorly sewn samplers. Therefore it's always a very pleasant surprise to come across... More

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Canada
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13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stopped for a bathroom break! Two hours later we were tearing ourselves away since it is such an interesting museum. The jail cell is actually a highlight, even the prisoners grafitti on the wall is still there. The court house is pretty neat too. It's like walking into a village frozen in time. The guides are great, bursting with... More

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Jessica our tour guide was fabulous! She was very knowledgeable and informative. It's about 2hrs for the guided tour of 8 buildings but u learn so much about our history. Well worth the stop off

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