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New Brunswick Museum

Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
+1 506-643-2300
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A treasure of Saint John history and New Brunswick art and culture

Located on the waterfront in Saint John, the museum offers well designed and informative permanent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint John, Canada
Great Whales

This is an excellent museum with fantastic staff. The staff members are really helpful and have a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martina L
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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“natural history” (22 reviews)
“ship building” (18 reviews)
“new brunswick” (77 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
+1 506-643-2300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the waterfront in Saint John, the museum offers well designed and informative permanent as well as visiting displays. Excellent place for the whole family.. the whale display wows children and both the natural and social history of New Brunswick is well done.

Thank MaggieB2008
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent museum with fantastic staff. The staff members are really helpful and have a lot of very interesting information. We especially enjoyed the hall of whales and spent some time talking to the knowledgeable young man there. We also took part in...More

Thank Martina L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Smaller museum but great history and background on the shipbuilding aspect of Saint John and New Brunswick. Worth the admission.

Thank suzannesg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice museum to visit for the history of St. John, New Brunswick. There are a variety of models and displays that describe how the area was settled and the various industries. They also have a nice gift shop.

Thank TravelerfromNJ2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First floor has wonderful folk art displays, photos, and a video that depicts the logging history of the area The second floor is amazing is int's detail of the marine mammals - sell life in the area- with skeletons to match The third floor has...More

Thank mtnwen
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Ok so there is not too much you can say for a Museum in the Maritimes when you have been places like the Ontario Royal and Winnipeg Museum; however the NB Museum does New Brunswick history great justice. For a small province, we have a...More

Thank awilsona
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I Visited the museum while on a cruise. The museum had a nice exhibit on the history of Saint John and it's industries, lumber, shipbuilding, and fishing. There were a number of artifacts which were interesting, with most of the story told with models. They...More

Thank HunkyJoe
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A nice range of displays including sections looking at the marine and shipbuilding history of New Brunswick, the contributions of indigenous peoples, some natural history and fine arts.

Thank Shane C
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The local history and industry exhibits are excellent on ship building and the lumber industries going back to the 18/19th centuries. Great sailing ship models. There is also a Canadian bird exhibit with over a hundred birds. There is plenty to explore for kids in...More

Thank 11,542
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best informative museums visited in a long time. Don't miss this if in town. Geology section rivetting.

Thank Artificer101
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The New Brunswick Museum is companion dog friendly.