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Address: 571 Queen Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5C8, Canada (Formerly York-Sunbury Historical Society Museum)
Phone Number: +1 506-455-6041
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The Fredericton Region Museum is a small not-for-profit history museum...

The Fredericton Region Museum is a small not-for-profit history museum located in Officers' Square, the heart of Downtown Fredericton!!

It exhibits the history of Fredericton in 12 galleries and is the home of the taxidermy remains of the Coleman Frog! Some exhibit themes include Native, Acadian, Planters, Medical, Military and Loyalist history as well as an 18 minute orientation video that tells the history of central New Brunswick. There are over 700 artefacts on display ranging from farm implements to fine art.

Operated by the York Sunbury Historical Society, the museum has a small paid staff. Dedicated volunteers, summer students and interns do most of the gallery work. The time that it takes to visit is dependent on the visitor; some stay for 30 minutes while others stay for hours.

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Huge Frog Speciman Grabs Your Attention

We visited the Museum this summer and were most impressed with the wide variety of well preserved artifacts and displays. There are three floors of displays that take you back... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited the Museum this summer and were most impressed with the wide variety of well preserved artifacts and displays. There are three floors of displays that take you back thru time and give you a sense of what it was like to live in various eras in Fredericton over the past 300 years. As the museum covers three floors... More 

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Cornelius W, Guest Relations Manager at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, AMcF_12! Our museum is operated primarily by volunteers and it is their passion for history and positive feedback from patrons like you fuels their motivation. It is our hope that one day, our heritage building might be retrofitted with an elevator making it accessible to all who want to visit. More 

Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We attended the annual open house at FRM and are sure to be back again. The staff/volunteers were very welcoming and obviously proud of exhibits and the historical building they occupy. Admission fees are very reasonable and there is something for everyone to discover and enjoy.

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Cornelius W, Exhibit Designer at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! Our employees and volunteers take great pride in our wonderful building and in the work they do! I'm very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with them. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The Fredericton Region Museum is perfect for a family outing. In each exhibit there are interactive elements such as costumes to dress up in and historical games to play. My family loved the visit, the exhibits are diverse and interesting, and they give you a great background of Fredericton's history. The Coleman frog is a great piece of Fredericton folklore.... More 

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Cornelius W, Exhibit Designer at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, Paige! More 

Abbotsford, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We tacked on a tour of the Museum at the end of our time in Fredericton. It was a good introduction to New Brunswick's history. The video was probably around 25 years old, and should be updated. Most of the exhibits were of a good quality, but again, seem dated. The facility itself should be updated in terms of washrooms.... More 

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Cornelius W, Exhibit Designer at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, ArdyT! Our little museum is operated by a small historical society and though our focus is on the Fredericton region, we do try to introduce New Brunswick's history. We agree with you about the washrooms, they are a source of constant frustration. Our building has just been purchased by the City of Fredericton and they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were very disappointed in our trip to this town - none of the tourist sites we wanted to see open before Canada Day. However, this small local museum was open. It looked rather dingy from the outside, but we paid a nominal admission and wandered through the place. It was actually rather interesting, packed full of all sorts of... More 

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Cornelius W, Exhibit Designer at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to our little museum! Thanks for the great review! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

It was interesting. Had a hard time getting around but the building was historic. The admission price was reasonable. Thanks.

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Cornelius W, Exhibit Design at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, ClayWilson! We love that our museum is in a historic building! It's the perfect place to showcase our amazing collection. More 

Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The history of Fredericton is the history of the Acadian people, half my heritage. I am pleased to see a great little exhibit describing the Acadian experience in this area. From the Frog (a must-see for every visit) to a WWI trench, all set in the old barracks of Fredericton Garrison (very cool inside due to the thick stone walls)... More 

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Cornelius W, Exhibit Designer at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, Mecedeme! We are very proud of the great exhibits that we have as most are curated by volunteers. Our Acadian exhibit is one of our favourites, the curator did a terrific job. We will let her know that you were pleased with her work. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

When we first walked into this museum, we didn't expect much as the entry is old and daggy looking and signage said it was run by volunteers. We paid the modest entry fee and after seeing one of the museum's key attractions, a stuffed 45 lb frog named Cynthia, we continued upstairs to find surprisingly good and informative displays on... More 

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Cornelius W, Exhibit Designer at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, angemcadam! We are small but mighty and are very fortunate to have really great volunteers! More 

Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

As a local and provincial history buff, I recommend this museum as a must see attraction when visiting Fredericton, New Brunswick. It has many old artifacts (fully documented and explained), of both military and cultural interest. The building in the background is part of the original military establishment dating back over two hundred years. Many local music and other cultural... More 

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Cornelius W, Exhibit Designer at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! I'll share it with our volunteers as they are the ones that keep this place humming! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Did you know that the American revolution was not really a revolution at all? No according to the Fredericton Region Museum the revolutionaries were "law breakers" and the Loyalists were...well apart from loyal...definitely not nasty "law breakers". The museum will also tell you in graphic terms (there is a film ) about the Nazi like persecution of the Loyalists by... More 

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Cornelius W, Museum Caretaker at Fredericton Region Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We love our lovely old building and couldn't imagine a better place to showcase our community's interesting history! More 

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