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New Brunswick Museum

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A bit of an art gallery, a bit of a natural history Museum, a bit of an industry museum

For a small town this is actually a very good museum. For children the mammoth and the whale... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kitchener, Canada
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Good place to spend a rainy day

The weather was rotten so we decided to check this museum out. We were not disappointed! We... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2018
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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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...more
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Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
+1 506-643-2300
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a small town this is actually a very good museum. For children the mammoth and the whale skeletons will be huge. OK for even us adults that was pretty cool. There’s a great deal of art and it’s actually a pretty good exhibition. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HappyWanderer3276
Reviewed December 27, 2018

The weather was rotten so we decided to check this museum out. We were not disappointed! We enjoyed the Wind, Wood and Sail exhibit about ship building and the hall of great whales. We did get a chuckle out of the birds of New Brunswick...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StevoinMinnesoto
Reviewed December 6, 2018

This museum is an overview of history of the region. From the First Nation that originally occupied this area through to the loggers who made the St. John River their log highway to the mills. The museum is not large. It is situated next inside...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KenVicLee
Reviewed November 29, 2018

I loved everything about this museum! They had such a variety of cool artifacts. The food was great! I would totally recommend it for anyone travelling to Saint John.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank erva b
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Located in Market Square, which is a shopping mall, the New Brunswick Museum is actually a very nice place to learn about New Brunswick's history, culture, marine history and natural resources. The museum is very well presented and deals with contemporary issues of the environment...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank geotech522
Reviewed November 11, 2018

At this museum, I especially liked the Hall of Great Whales and its skeletal display of whales, other sea-life and other pre-historic mammals, Eskimo carvings, displays of model ships and information on the local shipbuilding industry, and those dealing with New Brunswick forestry, and New...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

First of all, I loved the mall area/atmosphere where this museum is located, it's very quaint! I could have spent all day in the courtyard area with a book! (And, the library is also right here!) The museum is small, but very well appointed. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VisitorfromNH
Reviewed October 31, 2018

It is a bit surprise that for a major provincial museum (of New Brunswick), it is located in a shopping mall near the waterfront. However, it is actually bigger than it seems (with 3-levels). Here, you can find all the different exhibitions about New Brunswick....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Saricie_Q
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Had a nice time at the museum. We were in time for one of their tours, very good. I would recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Desiree W
Reviewed October 14, 2018

My husband, myself and my cousin traveled to the Maritime Provinces in Canada to find my roots and visit New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, for ten days in October. The scenery was in full fall color and despite some days of rain, it was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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The New Brunswick Museum is companion dog friendly.
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Itinerary Advice? Maritimes Road Trip – Sep 22 to Oct 7 (2 Replies)
Hello! My wife and I are going on a road trip next week to the maritimes and would like to know if there's anything we can do to optimize our itinerary. Our main priorities are nature/photography, historical sites / quaint small towns, and eating good food. Here's our plan so far... Day 1: TORONTO -> QUEBEC CITY - Depart from Toronto - Arrive in Quebec City at night and have dinner Day 2: QUEBEC CITY -> MONCTON - Depart from QC - Arrive in Moncton at night. Stroll and have dinner ...More
September 17, 2018|
Response frommaryann-ns|
This seems pretty well planned out. You do not want the miss the sections of the Cabot Trail between Cheticamp and Pleasant Bay and between Neil's Harbour and Ingonish Beach. You would likely have time for this on Day 7. Much of Cavendish will be closed so check carefully for places to eat, there and in Victoria and New Glasgow. You will want to reserve your places to stay, especially in Cape Breton. Let us know how this all works out.