Public Notice – The NBM Boutique is open Monday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.
The NBM Exhibition Centre will be closed until further notice due to building repairs.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.

The New Brunswick Museum Archives & Research Library located at 277 Douglas Avenue is pleased to announce that they will be opening again to the public – by appointment only, starting June 15th. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Appointments can be made by calling 506-643-2322 or emailing  All required Covid protocols will be followed.  We encourage the public to continue visiting our website with our historical photograph database, as well as the archival and library databases. Staff continue to be available for research inquiries by email: or phone: 506 643-2322.

New Brunswick Museum Policies & Visitor Tips

NBM Policies

In order to protect the artifacts and specimens on display and to create a safe environment for all visitors, please observe the following New Brunswick Museum policies:

  • Do Not Touch the works of art, artifacts or specimens.
  • No Food or Drink allowed within the galleries.
  • Pens/markers are not permitted in gallery spaces.
  • You may be asked to store large bags in our coat room due to the constrained nature of some gallery spaces
    • Coatroom is self-serve and may be used at your own risk
  • Umbrellas, helium balloons, bouncy balls, soccer balls, skateboards, animals (with the exception of service animals), weapons, etc… are not permitted within the galleries.

Visitor Tips

  • Information will be provided by Visitor Services Desk upon your arrival on specific galleries, programs and activities.
  • Crafts/Tours are offered at scheduled times each day, or upon request, pending interpreter availability.
  • Museum is wheelchair accessible.
    • If required, wheelchairs and strollers are available from Visitor Services.
  • Personal use photography is encouraged throughout permanent gallery spaces - The NBM encourages you to share and tag your experiences!
    • Be mindful when taking photos not to disturb artifacts/specimens or fellow visitors
    • Photographs cannot be commercially published, sold, reproduced, transferred or distributed.
    • Some loan exhibitions may restrict photography. Any special requirements/restrictions will be clearly posted.
  • For First Aid, or lost and found articles, please approach any museum staff member for assistance.

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The Collections & Research Centre is located at 277 Douglas Avenue, Saint John, and houses our Archives & Research Library as well as the majority of our artifacts and specimens.

Exhibition Centre

market square

Over a dozen galleries explore themes that are important to our province. Stories from extensive art, history and natural science collections are the focus in our feature galleries and an active schedule of temporary exhibitions means there’s something new to experience every visit

Archives & Research Library

Douglas Ave

New Brunswick Museum Archives collects, preserves, and gives access to documentary heritage such as diaries and other personal papers, business records, maps, and photographs. Greeting cards, playbills, menus and other ephemera giving fascinating glimpses into the history of New Brunswick. Holdings document the economic, legal, military, religious and political life of NB.

The Research Library houses reference books relating to NBM collecting areas, especially natural sciences, NB and Canadian history, shipping, fine and decorative arts.

Collections & Research Centre

Managing, preserving and understanding the New Brunswick Museum’s varied collection takes place mainly at the Collections & Research Centre.  Trained and expert staff investigate the stories of artifacts and specimens held in trust for appreciation and enjoyment by the public now and for future generations. Access to the reserve collection is provided through publication, exhibition and workshops as well as guided study or research opportunities.

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