Albert County Museum

Albert County Museum, Hopewell Cape: Hours, Address, Albert County Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Albert County Museum
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Discover The People of the Tides! Meet Canada's 11th Prime Minister, R.B. Bennett, who came from the Fundy coast, along with a colorful procession of pioneers, artisans, explorers, shipbuilders, farmers, a controversial convicted axe murderer. If these walls could talk… and they do! Experience the Gaol (jail) cells where you are surrounded by the recently uncovered prisoner graffiti that makes every nook and cranny come alive. Layer upon layer of names, dates, drawings and poetry tell the story of what it was like to do time in the jail cells. The Albert County Museum is a complex of eight buildings on a 6 acre site that includes original Shiretown in its original locations. Explore through the twenty-three themed galleries of the museum and discover the captivating and thought-provoking stories of life along the Bay of Fundy. Located only a few minutes from the famous Hopewell Rocks! A very family-friendly addition to your visit to Fundy Park and the Moncton area.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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HLOKITY
Saint John, Canada106 contributions
Unique historical experience
Jul. 2021 • Couples
There are several buildings to explore and plenty of historical artifacts and displays. Something to interest anyone. Plan for at least a couple of hours, was $10 each to enter.
Written 20 July 2021
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John H
Cambridge-Narrows, Canada54 contributions
Great Museum Visit
Aug. 2020
The exhibits were very well displayed and informative. The Courthouse and Gaol were very interesting to see. They had a very nice section dealing with the war service of veterans of Albert County. The 8 different buildings we went through were easy walking distance.
Written 7 August 2020
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Sharon B
Moncton, Canada1 contribution
Brings you back to your roots
Jul. 2020 • Couples
It was a nice quiet non guided tour so we could go at our own pace. Which is great since i was with my parents who have trouble getting around. It was unique and tells alot of the history of the area. Great overall experience.
Written 8 July 2020
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Jack P
Halifax, Canada8 contributions
Great small museum
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Wonderful preservation of a bygone era. Interesting and somewhat quirky displays. The curator is high energy and passionate about her museum. Great place to stop.
Written 22 October 2019
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Fgater
Toronto, Canada29 contributions
A Gem and GREAT Value!
Aug. 2019
Wasn't even on our radar and looking to do something close we opted for this place. Great history lesson about Canada's 11th Prime Minister, Everything was in great shape, the staff we interacted with were friendly and helpful. You could imagine the voices from a bygone era going about their business. Wonderful history lesson about Mr. Tom Collins (murderer?) I consider myself fortunate that we found this museum.
Written 27 August 2019
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Thank you for visiting the Albert County Museum! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here and that we were able to share the history of the area and tell the story of RB Bennett. We are working on new exhibits and a celebration of Albert County's 175 Anniversary in 2020 and hope you will be back to visit again!
Written 28 August 2019
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drmarv036
Mission Viejo, CA41 contributions
Stumbled Upon a Wonderful Museum
Jul. 2019
After visiting the Hopewell Rocks, we began driving back to our hotel near Moncton. We had no awareness of the Albert County Museum, but stopped out of curiosity when we came upon it. Wow! We are so glad we did. The buildings and the history they provide are amazing. I could have stayed there all day, but one hour works well, too. There is nothing fancy about the place. Its authenticity speaks for itself.
Written 21 August 2019
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Thanks for visiting the Albert County Museum & RB Bennett Centre! We are happy that you visited the Bay of Fundy area and we able to send some time at our Museum after your visit to the Hopewell Rocks! We are proud to be sharing the stories of "The People of the Tides" with visitors and locals living in the Greater Moncton area. We hope you will visit again when you are back in the area!
Written 22 August 2019
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TJ A
Danbury, UK137 contributions
Interesting
Aug. 2019 • Family
Interesting museum comprising of many local buildings in their original setting. You have the Tax Office, County Records Office, County Court, Gail, Community Centre.

Some interesting history explained, particularly the Axe Murder Case (did he or didn’t he?) and the history of Cy Peck who was awarded the VC in WW1.

Only downside the interactive video on RB Bennett was not working when we were there.
Written 19 August 2019
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Hello and thanks for visiting the Albert County Museum! We are working hard to share the "people of the tides" with visitors to our area. We have made repairs to the RB Bennett Theatre so the next time you visit you can watch the film. Thanks for your feedback! Cheers, Janet Clouston
Written 3 September 2019
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Joe F
43 contributions
Worth The Visit
Aug. 2019 • Friends
I reluctantly decided to join friends to kill some time at the Albert County Museum. Wow! I was grateful I did. You are surrounded by rich culture and history. The buildings were interesting and well maintained. Staff was friendly and helpful. Do yourself a favour and drop by this museum if your in the area. It’s well worth the price of admission.
Written 11 August 2019
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Thanks Joe! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to the Albert County Museum! We are proud to share our 1845 Shiretown with visitors and tell stories of the "People of the Tides" from the 1600's. We have 6 acres of landscaped gardens and 8 historic buildings to explore - hope to have you visit again!
Written 13 August 2019
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varneykr
Hancock, NH433 contributions
Wonderful visit; not so wonderful communication
Jul. 2019 • Couples
My husband and I reached out to the museum prior to our visit because we were researching our genealogy. I received an initial reply and then nothing. When we arrived in Hopewell, we were disappointed by the lack of support in our research but we bought a pass for the museum anyway. Turns out, we found valuable maps on the site that helped us locate where my husbands ancestors were located in 1900. The museum is wonderful but I am still disappointed in the lack of support with our research. The information that locals have would have helped us immensely in researching our family. We found out more by knocking on doors and asking for help.
Written 21 July 2019
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Hi Kim, Sorry that we missed talking with you before your visit. I would have liked to have arranged for your time here and make sure that we were ready for you and your research. This is a very busy time of year and staffing resources are stretched. We would still like to assist you so anything we can do in the future for you to find family history please let us know. Thanks.
Written 13 August 2019
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Angela H
8 contributions
well worth the stop
Jul. 2019 • Couples
spectatular visit , I had not been to the museum in quite a few years and I must say there is so much to see and explore . With so much of our history of artifacts and historical people from our area it was a very pleasant experience , thank you for having us.
Written 2 July 2019
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