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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. 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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  • We were here on Loyalists Day so many people were dressed in period costumes. The staff are friendly and knowledgable and eager to please.We really enjoyed each exhibit and learned a great deal about ...  more »
  • We went here with our family while visiting to watch the buskers this summer and had a great time. We went with a 5, 8 & 10 year old they had a great time playing around the night time exhibit and rea...  more »
  • We visited here on a drizzly day and were pleasantly surprised by the detail and expanse of this museum. All sorts of different exhibits and informative staff. My son loved the gigantic marine mammals...  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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