New Brunswick Museums

As a volunteer with several museums in the province of New Brunswick, I would like to recommend you visit these websites for a wider view of the military history of our province. The military sites in New Brunswick include the following:

The New Brunswick Naval Memorial webpage can be found here:

The New Brunswick Aviation Museum (NBAM) webpage can be viewed here:

( MCpl Chelsey Hutson, 12 Wing Imaging Photo)

Nieuport 11 replica, NBAM.

Larry Ricker donated his replica Nieuport 11 to the NBAM after having flown across Canada in his replica First World War biplanes to commemorate the 100thanniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (9-12 April 1917).

The New Brunswick Military History Museum (NBMHM) webpage is available here:
...and its Facebook page can be viewed here:

Author enjoying the arrival at the NBMHM of the German Second World War 17-ton 17-cm Kanone 18 (K18) in Mörserlafette (on a big gun carriage), (Serial Nr. R320), 1942, bye.  This gun was sent from Europe to Aberdeen in the USA on 3 Mar 1945, along with a new spare barrel, and then to Valcartier, Quebec later in 1945.  It was located in the Munitions Experimental Test Centre (CEEM) at CFB Valcartier, until it was transferred to the New Brunswick Military History Museum (NBMHM), with 5 Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, on 4 Dec 2012.   Once it has been restored, it will be displayed in front of the museum.

The Canadian Engineers Military Museum webpage can be found here:

Caterpillar D7 Bulldozer on a Bailey Bridge Section, Canadian Engineers Military Museum, 5 Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown, New Brunswick.

The 8th Hussars Museum and Camp Sussex webpage can be viewed here:

(8th CH Regimental Museum Photo)

The 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) (VIII CH) is an armoured regiment in the Canadian Army. It was formed on the 4 April 1848 in New Brunswick where it has served continually ever since. Today it is a reserve armoured reconnaissance regiment with two squadrons. Its Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) and A Squadron are located in Moncton with B Squadron located in Sussex, New Brunswick .In 1957 its name was chosen for the formation of a new Regular Force regiment to serve in addition to the reserve regiment. The Regular regiment served in Gagetown, New Brunswick, Petawawa, Ontario, the Sinai, Cyprus, Iserlohn (Fort Beausejour), Soest, and Lahr, West Germany. The Regular Force regiment was disbanded in 1998.

The York Sunbury Historical Society (YSHS), Fredericton Region Museum (FRM) webpage is here:
...and their Facebook page can be viewed here:

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Archeologists excavating the historic area in front of the FRM.

Stanton Friedman UFO Exhibit

Stanton Friedman Memorial Speaker Series - Hal Skaarup, President YSHS, Introduction

Stanton Friedman Memorial Speaker Series - Kathleen Marden, UFO Researcher and Author

Stanton Friedman Memorial Speaker Series - Jennifer Stein and Travis Walton

Stanton Friedman Memorial Speaker Series - Joanna Aiton-Kerr, NB Provincial Archives

Stanton Friedman Memorial Speaker Series - Chris Styles, the Shag Harbour Incident

Stanton Friedman Memorial Speaker Series - Chris Rutkowski, UFO Investigator and Author

Pointe Saint Anne Exhibit

175th Anniversary of the City of Fredericton Exhibit

Black Heritage Exhibit

Captain David Hughes describes the Carleton and York Regiment at the Battle of the Gully in Italy in Dec 1943.

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York Sunbury Historical Society, Fredericton Region Museum.

(NBM Photo)

The New Brunswick Museum (NBM), Saint John webpage can be viewed here:

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The New Brunswick Museum Archives and Research Library webpage can be found here:

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8-inch Breech Loading Gun from HMCS Niobe in front of 3 Field Regiment Armoury, Saint John.

(Janayna Velozo Photo)

The Carleton Martello Tower in Saint John, New Brunswick, is one of the nine surviving Martello Towers in Canada. The tower dates from the War of 1812 and played a significant role in conflicts until the Second World War. The site now features a restored powder magazine, a restored barracks room, and exhibits in the tower and in the visitor centre. The tower's roof offers a view of the city of Saint John and its harbour. Carleton Martello Tower is one of the oldest buildings in the city and has been designated as a National Historic Site of Canada since 1930. More here:

(Eric Van Lochem Photo)
The Kings Landing Historical Settlement webpage can be viewed here:

The Bathurst War Museum webpage can be found here:

The Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site, Aulac, webpage is located here:

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The cannon to the left of the photo is a Cast Iron 64-pounder 71-cwt Mk. I Muzzleloading Rifle with Millar pattern breeching ring.  This gun is a Palliser conversion from a 32-pounder 58-cwt SBML Gun, weight 58-0-2 (6,498 lbs), (RGF No. 615, I, 1877) on the left trunnion, (+) on the right trunnion, Queen Victoria cypher, broad arrow mark.  Cast as a 32-pounder, this gun was given a Palliser modification with the gun being re-bored to 64-pounder.  It came from Fort Clarence in 1924.  No. 3.

There are more than 120 museums, studios and galleries covering a wide variety of subjects in New Brunswick, including these:

Fredericton: The Fredericton Region Museum, Old Government House, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Science East Museum, the Lighthouse, Gallery78, the Guard House and Soldiers Barracks, the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, Gallery on Queen Street, School Days Museum, Centre Communautaire Sainte-Anne, University of New Brunswick Art Centre, Ingrid Mueller Art and Concepts, The Gallery at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Crown Ashton Porcelain Studio, and the Birch Cres Gallery.

Saint John: New Brunswick Museum, Saint John Firefighters' Museum, Saint John Jewish Historical Museum, Saint John Police Museum, HandworksGallery, Old Number 2 Engine House Museum, Trinity Galleries, Cobalt ArtGallery, Tim Issac Art Gallery, , Glass Roots Inc. Canada, The New ArtisanStudio, Jones Gallery, Spicer Merrifield Gallery, Barbour's General Store, and the Carleton Martello Tower.

Moncton: Magnetic Hill Park, Resurgo Place, Musee Acadien, theMR21 digital cathedral interpretation center, the Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum, Thomas Williams House, Apple Art Gallery, Free Meeting House, Galerie d'art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, Moncton Gallery, Galerie Sans Nom, The Acorn Studio, Elwood's Wood Lab, and the Aberdeen Cultural Centre.

Saint Andrews: Saint Andrews Blockhouse National Historic Site, Sheriff Andrews House, Ross Memorial Museum, Trinity Galleries, Bertha Day Art and Craft Gallery, and the Jarea Art Studio.

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Three Cast Iron 18-pounder Smoothbore Muzzleloading Guns, weight and trunnion data heavily corroded and painted over(4,000+ lbs), King George III cypher, ca. 1760-1780, mounted on a long wood traversing gun carriages in front of the Blockhouse at St. Andrews Block House National Historic site.

Edmundston: Fortin du Petit Sault Blockhouse, Du Réel Au Miniature: Centre d'Interpretation des Voies Ferrées, Musee historique du Madawaska.

(Explore NB Photo)

Fortin du Petit Sault Blockhouse was built in 1841 on a rocky outcrop where the Madawaska and the St. John River meet. This small fort overlooking the City of Edmundston was part of the British defensive line during the boundary dispute between England and the United States. The conflict was known as the “Aroostook Bloodless War,” ended in 1842 when the Ashburton-Webster Treaty was signed. The blockhouse was destroyed by lightning in 1855, but was rebuilt in 2000 in accordance with its original specifications.

Caraquet: Musée Acadien in Caraquet, , Éco-musée De L'huître.

St. Stephen: Chocolate Museum, and the Charlotte County Museum.

Sackville: Owens Art Gallery, Boulten House Heritage Centre, Struts Gallery and Faucet Media Arts Centre, Colville House, and the Campbell Carriage Factory Museum.

Miramichi : W.S. Loggie Cultural Centre, HistoricBeaverbrook House, St. Michaels Museum, Miramichi Natural History Museum, and the Middle Island Irish Historical Park.

The Albert County Museum at Hopewell Cape,

the Quaco Museum and Library in St. Martins,

the Grand Manan Museum,

the New Brunswick Railway Museum at Hillsborough,

the Steeves House Museum in Hillsborough,

Oppenheimer-Prager Museum at Dayspring,

the Keillor House Museum in Dorchester,

Musee De Kent in Bouctouche,

Connell House in Woodstock,

Old Carleton County Courthouse in Woodstock,

Brigitte Le Bouthillier Art Gallery in Shediac,

the New Brunswick Internment Camp Heritage Museum in Minto,

Minto Museum and Information Centre,

Le Musee Historique De Tracadie,

the Grand Manan Art Gallery,

Creek Village and Cafe in Woodstock,

Pascal-Poirier Historic House Art Gallery and Museum in Shediac,

Bathurst Heritage Museum,

O'Toole Gallery & Celtic Fox Studio in Grafton,

Experience Restigouche in Campbellton,

Galerie Acanthus Gallery in Grand Falls,

Grand Falls Museum,

Smokehouse Museum in Cap-Pelé,

Tilley House Museum in Gagetown,

Doak Provincial Heritage Site in Doaktown,

Bay Breeze Art Gallery in Bathurst,

Shogomoc Railway Museum, Florenceville-Bristol,

Potato World, Florenceville-Bristol,

Bathurst War Museum, Herman J. Good V.C Branch No. 18 Royal Canadian Legion War Museum at Bathurst,

Central New Brunswick Woodsmen Museum, Boiestown,

Restigouche Regional Museum at Dalhousie,

Queens County Courthouse Museum at Gagetown,

Gare Shediac Musee in Shediac,

Pettes Cove Arts on Grand Manan Island,

Atlantic Salmon Museum in Doaktown,

Musée des Pionniers at Grand-Digue,

Canadian Engineers Military Museum at 5 CDSB Gagetown in Oromocto,

St. James Textile Museum at Dorchester,

The Monro Heritage Centre at Port Elgin,

Kings County Museum in Hampton,

Kedgewick Forestry Village and Museum in Kedgewick River,

Maison Doiron House in Dieppe,

Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery in Florenceville-Bristol,

Maritime Motorsports Hall of Fame in Petitcodiac,

Petitcodiac War Museum,

Anthony Flower House Museum at Cambridge-Narrows,

the Old Bank Museum at Riverside Albert,

the Agricultural Museum of New Brunswick in Sussex,

Joseph B. Michaud Blacksmith Museum at Saint Francois de Madawaska,

Studio on the Marsh in Harvey,

Les Épaves de la Baie de St-Simon, Saint Simon,

Musée Des Cultures Fondatrices in Grande-Anse,

Saint-Isidore Church and Museum,

Memramcook Valley Historical Society, Musee de Memramcook,

Beaver Harbour Archives & Museum,

Cedar Hill School House in Woodstock,

John Fisher Memorial Museum in Kingston,

Gallery Wenzl/Frozen Gecko Studio in Shediac,

Sussex Art Gallery,

Roy Heritage Home in Saint-Quentin,

Southern Victoria Historic Museum in Perth-Andover,

the New Denmark Memorial Museum,

Tabusintac Centennial Library and Museum,

Rejeanne Godin Morin Art Gallery in Bertrand,

Hall of Fame in Paquetville,

Acacia Gallery in Cambridge-Narrows,

Cliff Valley Astronomy in Quispamsis,

Smooth as Silk in Shemogue,

Landrys Birdseye Bowls in Bathurst,

Two Loose Screws Studio in Carlingford,

the Glass Bakery in Mill Cove,

the Shediac Craft Shop,

Bell Tower Artisan Boutique in St. Martins,

Beaubears Island Interpretive Centre in Northumberland,

Bonar Law Provincial Historic Site in Rexton,

Richibucto River Museum, Rexton,

Campobello Public Library and Museum, Campobello Island,

Cape Jourimain Nature Centre,

Clair Historical Site,

Currie House Museum at Fredericton Junction,

Religious Hospitalers of Saint Joseph Museum, Sainte-Basile,

Cyr Historical House in Sainte-Basile,

Église historique de Barachois at Grand-Barachois,

Fundy Trail Interpretive Centre at St. Martins,

Gaskin Museum of Marine Life on Grand Manan Island,

MacDonald Farm Historic Site at Oak Point-Bartibog Ridge,

McAdam Railway Station,

Metepenagiag Heritage Park at Red Bank,

Monument Lefebvre National Historical Site at Memramcook,

Musee de l'automobile at Saint-Jacques,

Musée des papes (Pope Museum) at Grande-Anse,

Nepisiquit Centennial Museum and Cultural Centre at Bathurst,

New Brunswick Acquarium and Marine Centre at Shippagan,

New Brunswick Mining and Mineral Interpretation Centre at Petit-Rocher,

Saint-Isidore Museum,

Tankville School Museum, and the Walls Historic Site at Blackville.

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