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New Brunswick Museum, Saint John

Categories: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.9/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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. Plan to visit New Brunswick Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Saint John attractions using our Saint John holiday planner.
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  • This is a small museum primarily focused on natural history of region (though there are some art displays). The exhibits are well designed and there are some very interesting items here including my s...  read more »
  • I am really not much of a museum fan, but this one captured both my interest and imagination! We had only about an hour to browse, but the displays we did see were very well designed and labeled in bo...  read more »
  • Learn about the beginnings f New Brunswick. Very informative at your own pace. From ship building and wrecks to log home count structure to tools of the trades to nursing and natural history. 
  • Must visit just for the hall of great whales. Kids loved it. They also have a big play are for kids so you can rest and let them run around.
  • This place is great. It's a small museum but your kids will still love visiting it.
  • By a small city's standard, the New Brunswick Museum is about average, but it has some highlights that make it worth a stop, including a small art gallery, and a display of whales that will leave kids with wonder in their eyes. Their gift shop is also surprisingly great.
  • This museum is very helpful for immigrants or travellers to know Province of New Brunswick as well as Canada.
  • Pretty missable
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