Visiting

Discover New Brunswick’s art, history and nature in more than a dozen fully accessible galleries. Explore on your own or talk to our welcoming interpreters. Learn the stories of our shared heritage.

Visitor Tips & Museum Policies

  • Wheelchairs and stroller are available in the coatroom for your convenience.
  • Please inquire at the Visitor Services Desk upon your arrival for information on specific galleries, programs and activities.
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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:

  • Kindly do not touch the works of art, artifacts or specimens.  There are exceptions to this rule and those objects will be clearly marked and/or invited by a Museum Interpreter.
  • Food and drink are not allowed within the galleries however permitted in designated areas including the foyer. Contact the Museum for any special arrangements. (VS-SV@nbm-mnb.ca)
  • Smaller bags may be carried on one shoulder or handheld.  Backpacks and large bags must be left in the coatroom at your own risk.
  • Coats and small umbrellas may be carried into the galleries. Large umbrellas must be left in the coatroom at your own risk.
  • Possession of dangerous materials, including firearms is not permitted.
  • Please be mindful of others when using your cell phone.
  • Strollers are permitted in the museum with designated stroller parking available on Level 1 in the coatroom or on Level 3 next to the Discovery Gallery.  In some instances, strollers are not permitted in special exhibition galleries, and the Museum reserves the right to exclude strollers from any gallery for safety reasons.
  • Child carriers strapped to a person's back are not permitted.
  • Lecturing is permitted by advance agreement only; please contact NBM-MNB@nbm-mnb.ca for more information.
  • Personal use photography with hand-held cameras/equipment is permitted in permanent galleries. The NBM encourages you to share and tag your experiences!
  • Photographs cannot be commercially published, sold, reproduced, transferred or distributed.
  • Some loan exhibitions may restrict photography and any special requirements will be posted. Signs will be clearly posted in galleries where photography restrictions are in effect.
  • Pencils may be used for taking notes or sketching in the permanent collection galleries.  The use of pens is prohibited in all galleries.
  • We ask that sketchbooks are not to exceed 18 x 24 inches.
  • For First Aid, or lost and found articles, please approach any museum staff member for assistance.

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.

Exhibtion 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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