Museum Closure Notice
The Moncton Museum is closed to public visitation for a period of approximately 18 months beginning on Monday, February 27, 2012, in preparation for construction of the new Transportation Discovery Centre (TDC).
Special events and programming activities will continue at various offsite locations during the construction period.
Public inquiries, research requests, and any questions regarding donations or collections can be directed to the Moncton Museum by phone at 506-856-4383 or by E-mail. The new Moncton Museum and Transportation Discovery Centre is scheduled to reopen in the fall of 2013.
The Moncton Museum's mission is to collect, conserve, study, exhibit and interpret historic and heritage material of Moncton and the surrounding area. The Museum explores and showcases many facets of Moncton's history through a variety of mediums: its permanent collection, temporary and travelling exhibits, research library and educational programs.
The Moncton Museum offers guided bilingual tours to interested organizations, schools and groups. For more information or to book a tour, please contact the Museum.
Workshops and Programs
Various educational programs are offered throughout the year. Currently the Moncton Museum is offering the Agent M workshop for children ages 6 to 10 on Saturdays. For more information on this or other workshops, please contact the Museum at 856-4383.
The Thomas Williams House also offers various workshops throughout the year.
To receive info on upcoming workshops, e-mail the Museum with "Agent M E-mail Distribution" in the subject line.
* Agent M Workshops and Summer Camps (2013) will temporarily not be offered due to the construction of the new Moncton Museum and Transportation Discovery Centre, which are scheduled for opening in fall 2013.
The Moncton Museum hosts a collection of artifacts and photographs recounting the region's history. Many of these objects are part of the Museum's permanent collection. This exhibit relates Moncton's history from the time of the Mi'kmaqs to today. There are treasures to discover from the period preceding the Deportation of Acadians, the time when agriculture was Moncton's primary economic engine, the golden shipbuilding years and the railway era.
Temporary and Travelling Exhibits
Temporary and traveling exhibitions are an important part of the Moncton Museum’s programming. View the latest edition of Heritage Newsletter.
Research and Archives
The Moncton Museum has a large collection of historical photographs and archival documents pertaining to the history of the Greater Moncton region. Genealogical records include printed census returns for Westmorland and Albert Counties, Moncton city directories and other related histories. The Museum has a research library for the use of staff and the visiting public. Those who wish to consult the archives are required to make an appointment by contacting the Museum.
Please view the Moncton Museum Research Policy for further information.
Greater Moncton Museum Society
The Greater Moncton Museum Society serves to further the aims and objectives of the Moncton Museum and heritage community through its volunteer membership. The members take an active role in the life of the Museum and provide leadership and participation in fund raising and other promotional activities. Please contact the Museum for further information.
Please view the Museum Society membership brochure for further information.
Greater Moncton Museum Society Board of Directors (2012-2013): Lourdes O'Reilly (President), Gregory Murphy (Vice-President), Eric Guy (Secretary), Evan Hickey (Treasurer), Directors: Marie-Paule LeBlanc, Margaret-Ann MacBeth, Tyson Milner, Maria Mutch, Peter Rafferty, David Reid, Dianne Ryan, Daniel St. Louis, Sandra Wallace.
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