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New Brunswick Museum

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Address: 1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 506-643-2300
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9:00 am - 9:00 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
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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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I really did enjoy the visit at the Museum.It is instructive , from very early year and present. I saw many thing that was ways before my time .Thing people we're doing to survive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Claudine G
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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really did enjoy the visit at the Museum.It is instructive , from very early year and present. I saw many thing that was ways before my time .Thing people we're doing to survive ,and so many hard and hand work.Living with almost nothing. And the fossil are so interesting to look at and find out from how it came... More 

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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great museum with lots to do and see. We learned a lot about what life was like on the sea. Many interesting artifacts like an old phone and cash register! The whale bone exhibits were great as well. The front desk staff could have been friendlier. Neither the person who gave us our entry tickets nor the... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the August holiday weekend, the museum was free, and is located in the heart of town with restaurants and live music all about. Really a great time to visit. An interesting museum overall, with natural science, technology, history and art well displayed. Good for kids and adults alike.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon this museum on New Brunswick Day, so it was free admission. We only had time to look through the 1st floor, and it was very well done. It showcased the history of ships, shipbuilding, logging, etc. The displays and artifacts were very interesting. We sure could have spent a lot more time here.

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The New Brunwick Museum combines local history, natural history, and art. The local history section is quite interesting, particularly the models of logging and other local industry hand-crafted by a grandfather for his grandchildren. The Hall of Giants is what originally enticed us inside, and it most certainly lived up to its billing. There are life-sized models next to actual... More 

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Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent an enjoyable and informative couple of hours in the NB Museum. Right from reception and through the museum the staff were helpful and keen to share their knowledge. I would definitely recommend visiting this great SJ resource.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was an interesting one with three floors of exhibits. It held some interesting history of ship building in St. John on the first one, fossils and geology on the second and art on the third. The walking street tour offered by the museum was also well worth going on. It was about one and one half hours walking... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit. Three floors of very interesting exhibits, ranging from history of St. John to geology to natural history to decorative and fine arts. You can do it in two hours.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each of the three floors is special in it's own way. The first floor is about ship building, with the second floor devoted to fossils, & the third is about art both modern and classical.

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Cerritos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here on Canada day when the entrance was free - but it was worth paying to visit. The museum is huge with several floors of well done exhibits that cover local history and science. We had an enjoyable several hours wandering around. Kids seem to have a great time as well - lots to see!

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