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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  • Smaller museum but great history and background on the shipbuilding aspect of Saint John and New Brunswick. Worth the admission.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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-...  more »
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  • 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
  • A small museum that has some interesting exhibits on the traditional industries of New Brunswick: forestry and ship building. Also has a section on nature, where we were given a guided tour of the whales in the Bay of Fundy. Nice way to spend an hour or two.
  • It's fun but don't expect to spend more than hour there unless you really spend a lot of time in each exhibit.
  • Got a free visit at 4:30pm. Small in size. Good to kills time.

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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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