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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
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Great winter activity in Saint John!

This museum isn't the world's best, certainly isn't the world's nicest and might be a bit pricey. However, it is very informative and quite interesting. There is (or was, when we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
Quinn L
Moncton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hate to complain but I'll get it out of the way, nearly walked back out upon arrival... walked up and said I wanted to take a tour she looked at me like I had ten heads as if they didn't offer tours or something and started babbling something I couldn't understand, my husband thinks it wasn't even English so... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The New Brunswick Museum is a nice spot to waste time. It's really not that fun for adults but if you have kids they will love it. There are Giant dinosaur and whale fossils and other bones. They even have a large arts and crafts/play area where the kids can pretend they are on the news with an old film... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This museum isn't the world's best, certainly isn't the world's nicest and might be a bit pricey. However, it is very informative and quite interesting. There is (or was, when we went there) an exhibit all about keys, one about birds, one about shipbuilding and several others. Definitely a good idea if you are walking around SJ with nothing to... More 

1 Thank Quinn L
Prince Edward Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Such a pleasant experience. So well presented. The industry display and ship building presentation are wonderful. Today there was also a 100 years of nursing which was so well done.

1 Thank John M
Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great place to visit. Major exhibits of all parts of Canada, but mostly Altlantic Canada. Have you seen the great whale; plan a visit

1 Thank normmurray
Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This place is really close to the dock if you're visiting via a cruise ship. Actually, most things in Saint John were close together, so it's not hard to walk to the places you want to see. The museum is actually three stories. The bottom one has the history (especially it's naval history), natural history on the second story, and... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The New Brunswick Museum offered glimpses into earlier New Brunswick eras. Very well done. We were extremely impressed.

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Cruised to Canada and this was one of our stops during a bus tour. It had a nice exhibit on nursing, which included a beautiful quilt. We loved the exhibits on sea life and bird life. It was fun to compare them to ours in New Jersey. The museum is small but had some nice quality exhibits and a lovely... More 

Thank simonerd
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice educational Museum with plenty of history including a great walk thru of billions of years of change on earth. The employees are very passionate about the exhibits and the location is easily within walking distance of the cruise ship docking area. The NBM is well worth the visit.

Thank chitown73
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This museum was part of our shore excursion on our cruise, and we wished we could have spent more time here. We didn't get a chance to go on the third floor, but we very much enjoyed floors one and two. We'd come back to explore it more. Nice little gift shop as well. The museum is hidden in a... More 

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