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New Brunswick Museum, Saint John
(3.9/5 based on 240+ 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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  • Great place to visit. Major exhibits of all parts of Canada, but mostly Altlantic Canada. Have you seen the great whale; plan a visit 
  • 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...  more »
  • The New Brunswick Museum offered glimpses into earlier New Brunswick eras. Very well done. We were extremely impressed. 
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  • 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.
  • Got a free visit at 4:30pm. Small in size. Good to kills time.
  • 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.
  • It's fun but don't expect to spend more than hour there unless you really spend a lot of time in each exhibit.
  • This place is great. It's a small museum but your kids will still love visiting it.