New Brunswick Museum, Saint John

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Head to New Brunswick Museum, Canada's oldest continuously functioning museum, which has been open since 1842. The museum provides a remarkable insight into New Brunswick’s rich cultural history and diverse natural environment. In the “Hall of Great Whales,” marvel at skeletons and a life-sized model of a North Atlantic Right whale, and learn about the wonderful marine life in the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Saint Lawrence. Understand the rich history of fossils at the exhibit named “Our Changing Earth,” followed by a display of shipbuilding from the 19th century in the New Brunswick Industry Gallery. On the top floor, see a permanent gallery of historical and contemporary New Brunswick fine art. The gift shop sells quality crafts, jewellery, books and toys. Put New Brunswick Museum into our Saint John day trip tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • ALWAYS and awesome place to spend some time! enjoy the museum as often as you can, the exhibits change frequently!  more »
  • From the cruise terminal you can easily walk to this Museum besides other attractions and interesting places nearby. As an introduction to Saint John and its surroundings it is advisable to visit this...  more »
  • We spent a couple of hours here. We only had one night, so limited time. Good exhibits. The city has a lot of history. I recommend stopping in if you have time.  more »
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  • I visited the New Brunswick museum earlier this month and although I ddin't have a great deal of time to explore the museum what I did see was fascinating. I particuarly liked the Whale exhibit and thought that the fact that there were various items that you could touch and feel was really good and think that this is a big selling point for parents with young children who naturally want to interact with the exhibit. The geology exhibit was also good and like I say I only wish i'd had more time to explore the whole museum.
  • Although many people are aware that Saint John, New Brunswick, is Canada’s oldest incorporated city, few are aware that it houses Canada’s oldest continuing museum. The New Brunswick Museum was officially incorporated as the “Provincial Museum” in 1929 and received its current name in 1930. Its history, however, can be traced back another 87 years to 1842, when Gesner’s Museum of Natural History opened to the public in Saint John.
  • A lot of information and well laid out. The staff on hand are very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions. It's very reasonably priced too (although the gift shop was less so)
  • Friendly staff! Great way to spend about 1-2 hours in the Saint John location. Lots of fun and knowledge for all ages! Great prices too (even better if you're a CAA member!!)
  • I love The new Brunswick Museum time has a way of passing too fast when you are there, I love everything especially things from very long ago ,it's just too much to mention ,come see for yourself Heather Allen It gets a5+star review from me love it oxo

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Where to stay in Saint John

The grid-like streets between Harbour Station and the harbor itself represent the most popular places to stay in Saint John, with a range of guesthouses and bed and breakfasts nestled among the historic buildings. If you're looking for a more budget-friendly option, head west along Manawagonish Road and stay at one of the many motels along the way.
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