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
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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
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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 three floors of creative exhibitions, and fun events.
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2-3 hours
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4.5
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Kaylie
Moncton, Canada15 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Solo
This museum is so cool that I might die soon. I am not usually very amused by museums. I have visited over 309 on my expeditions around the world. This one is by far the worst. The best exhibits you could imagine but the worst smell ever. I had to take more than one shower when I got to my hotel. Bring gas masks if you don’t want to die of smell.
Written March 29, 2022
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VMMF
Bathurst, Canada50 contributions
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
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
19 contributions
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 K
United States1,894 contributions
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
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
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
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, UK1,226 contributions
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
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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New Brunswick Museum is open:
  • Tue - Wed 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thu - Thu 12:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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