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The Fredericton Region Museum, formerly known as the York Sunbury Museum, is a small, non-profit museum founded in 1934 by the York Sunbury Historical Society. The museum was housed in several different locations until 1959, when it moved into Officers' Square on Queen Street in Fredericton, New Brunswick.Planning Fredericton trip won't be overwhelming when you use Klarna Trips's itinerary maker.
The Fredericton Region Museum focuses on preserving the history of the York and Sunbury region as well as central New Brunswick. The museum possesses a large and diverse collection of artefacts, displaying a 100-year-old cake, the Coleman Frog, Victorian gowns, and a 10,000-year-old Clovis Point. The museum contains more than ten exhibits, including displays on the Acadians, Loyalists, New Brunswick's Aboriginals, a First World War Trench, and more.
The museum relies on volunteers, as it is a non-profit institution with a small paid staff. The first full-time paid position as a curator was held by Bob Guthrie, beginning in 1969. Prior to this, the job of a manager was done on a volunteer basis, or as a part-time paid position.
Fredericton Region Museum reviews
We didn't check out any of the museum usual exhibits at length. We only went for the Stanton Friedman UFO exhibit, and it was WELL worth it. The exhibit is set to run until 2023, so catch it while...
We didn't check out any of the museum usual exhibits at length. We only went for the Stanton Friedman UFO exhibit, and it was WELL worth it. The exhibit is set to run until 2023, so catch it while... more »
A small museum displaying various displays on the region's history. I particularly enjoyed the depiction of the poignant story of the Acadians and the excellent map animation depicting their...
A small museum displaying various displays on the region's history. I particularly enjoyed the depiction of the poignant story of the Acadians and the excellent map animation depicting their... more »
This museum is full of interesting artefacts, not just military related. Most of the exhibits are on the upper floor so you should enquire if you have mobility issues as I don't think there was a...
This museum is full of interesting artefacts, not just military related. Most of the exhibits are on the upper floor so you should enquire if you have mobility issues as I don't think there was a... more »
It's a funky, oddball little museum and therefore I recommend it. As a tourist I found there was a lot of depth, but not always enough broad context. I felt like I was being shown the trees but couldn't see the forest. Some of the text and videos were overly long unless you're a local who's going to return often. And though I'm sure it takes a lot of time and hours to compile labels for all the artefacts, it seemed strange to have a label for a bucket, but not for a buckskin dress. (Was it Mi'kmaw? I was curious to know more about it.) BUT. There was also a spectacularly kooky exhibit about a Roswell investigator, and a funny room about a frog, and little frogs hidden throughout--and again, a lot of depth. So though not as coherent as the larger museums I've been to in my life, it's damn entertaining for $6 and definitely memorable. I think students, friends, families would all find something to amuse.
Great little museum with a variety of exhibits. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly.
We couldn't believe how much history of the area was covered here. We were also surprised by the UFO displays and Stanton Friedmans collection!
Not a world-class museum by any stretch, but it's still certainly a pleasant way to spend half an hour or so learning about Fredericton's heritage. You have everything you would expect, including exhibits on the major groups who have lived in the area (the indigenous population, the Acadians, the loyalists), and some things you probably wouldn't expect, including entirely too much space (almost three rooms) devoted to UFOs that even for a pseudo-science topic still manages to teach you remarkably little. That would actually be my main complaint: a lack of information. You're left to wander through a random order of exhibits (it's definitely not chronological), and while some do have a quite a bit of informative text (the room on confederation was quite good), some are just filled with a bunch of objects and not much in the way of explanation. Overall though I did learn a fair bit, and it's certainly priced fairly.
This is a real gem with some really cool artifacts including a demonstration “real life trench”. Staff person was very informative and went out of his way to offer additional information and enrich our experience. He was obviously passionate about this museum and it appeared that continued work was being done to create new and improved displays.
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