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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  • Well that is $22 that I would love to have back. This is more of a money grab and gift shop than a museum. Children's interactive center was closed, some rooms were taped off and not allowed to enter ...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Great place for kids. Lots of exhibits focusing on different parts of the maritimes. They have several skeletons and an art floor. They don't have any real specialty and just tend to do whatever. Considering it's only a small province I'm not really surprised
  • Great maritime museum. I wish I had more photos of the inside. Nice place for kids and adults. Enjoy!
  • Great place to come and see a great deal of local history and art. Make sure you have several hours to take it all in.
  • Great place to learn about early Canadian history. Impressive collection!
  • 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.

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