New Brunswick Museum

New Brunswick Museum, Saint John: Hours, Address, New Brunswick Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

New Brunswick Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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VMMF
Bathurst, Canada49 contributions
Very interested
Aug 2020 • Couples
I very much recommend visiting this museum, even though the 3rd floor was closed and some sections of the first floor were under repair. The first floor has a good exhibition of the early activities new brunwickers used to do. You can see all the original tools they used for forestry, farming and ship building. The part of ship building is just amazing. They discribe the process in a high detail. They even have samples of the different wood types that go in different parts of the ship. The second floor is also very good. It has multiple fossils of large mammals that used to live in the region during the last ice age. It also has a very complete collection of birds typically found mostly in the bay of Fundy
Written August 2, 2020
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Brian F
Glens Falls, NY28 contributions
Nice way to spend an hour and a half
Jul 2019
This was a decent museum focused on the history of New Brunswick province. Nothing particularly amazing but worth checking out.
Written April 7, 2020
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N.K
17 contributions
Worth a visit!
Feb 2020 • Couples
They have a temporary exhibition on critical moments in Canada's history, which is very well done and interesting. Also enjoyed kearning more about New Brunswick specific history.
Written February 15, 2020
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Yali L
1,892 contributions
Must see place
Nov 2019
I have reviewed this place and if that review failed to be published, I would say, if you are there, never miss this museum.
Written February 1, 2020
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askinstr
Virginia Beach, VA75 contributions
Magnificent Museum!
Dec 2019
Highly recommended to include into your itinerary...or make a special trip there! My wife and I, during our trip to Nova Scotia, intentionally stayed an extra day in Saint John to visit the New Brunswick (NB) Museum and take in a few other sights. We are so glad that we did. This museum is a treasure trove of wonderful NB history, the importance of logging and shipping, displays of the "Changing Earth", birds of NB, and very notably a spectacular displays of Great Whales and a mastodon. Not to be missed on Level 3 are notable Canadian contributions to space exploration and various artwork. A visitor could easily spend a half-day there touring through this great museum. Commendation is truly deserved to the curators and staff in their ability to collecting and displaying such interesting and compelling displays.
Written January 24, 2020
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Ekaterina K
Fredericton Junction, Canada4 contributions
Very good museum!!!
Jan 2020 • Family
I was with two children. 5 and 16 years old. It’s interesting for everyone to see the installation. we will spend 3 wonderful hours
Written January 14, 2020
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econospan
Chase, Canada113 contributions
great way to spend a day
Sep 2019
the museum was not busy on our visit so we really had a lot of fun.. the staff was great.. upstairs we were personally guided through the history map... we were able to play with all the exhibits.. i would imagine it would get very crowded and noisy,, but timing is everything... would highly recommend..
Written December 10, 2019
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GordonW318
Gloucester, UK1,218 contributions
A Good LIttle Museum in the Heart of St John
Oct 2019
There is a small fee but worth it. here you can experience the life and heritage of New Brunswick through the centuries. The are is quite large with many exhibits.
Written November 10, 2019
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lloydmichaels
Meadville, PA34 contributions
Old Timey Museum Still Evokes the Old Times
Oct 2019
Although the dioramas and historical displays generally meet expectations for a 1970s museum, they reveal a quite remarkable story about NB's working man's past. Particularly interesting if you want to learn more about ship building. Once you leave the pier, there's not much to see in the city of St John beyond the food market (of which the museum is a part), so this stop provides a very useful introduction to the area. We enjoyed it.
Written October 12, 2019
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Greg Briers
2 contributions
Excellent
Sep 2019
A small city museum with big city interest & features, well worth a visit. The history of the city is most interesting, and natural history exhibits outstanding
Written September 30, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about New Brunswick Museum

New Brunswick Museum is open:
  • Tue - Wed 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM