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PLAN YOUR VISIT

HOURS OF OPERATION

Open Seasonally June-September
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Wednesday:
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm

TOUR INFORMATION

The Restigouche Regional Museum offers a fascinating guided tour through various exhibits, each highlighting different aspects of the region's history and culture. The tour begins with the "Prehistoric Restigouche" exhibit, which features a map showcasing New Brunswick 400 million years ago as a volcanic island. Visitors can see a large stone filled with fossils from Mountains ENE of Robinsonville in Restigouche County, about 30 minutes west of the museum.

 

The tour then delves into the history of the Mi'kmaq First Nation, showcasing arrowheads, stone knives, scrapers, and pottery from their ancient culture. Moving on, visitors learn about the "Battle of the Restigouche" in 1760, with artifacts related to the battle, such as large mortar shells, cannonballs, and small cannonballs.

The museum also offers insights into the Acadian settlement, displaying items like sugar crackers, guns, and a powder horn. In another section, visitors can explore boat building and carpentry tools, blacksmith equipment, and shoemaker benches, offering a glimpse into the region's historical craftsmanship.

The tour continues with displays about agriculture in Restigouche, showcasing a winnowing machine, farm tools, and butter-making equipment. A section dedicated to World War II tells the stories of locals who were captured by Germans during their search for newspapers. Additionally, exhibits focus on the First World War, with uniforms and medals belonging to local heroes.

Visitors can explore the original prison with various cells, including a holding cell, a temporary cell, and solitary confinement spaces. The tour then leads to the courthouse, showcasing the judge's bench, lawyers' offices, witness seats, and the jury box.

Throughout the tour, the museum exhibits showcase a rich collection of artifacts, paintings, and historical items that give visitors a vivid understanding of Restigouche's heritage. The museum's diverse exhibits cover prehistory, Indigenous culture, battles, shipbuilding, craftsmanship, wars, and the justice system, providing a comprehensive overview of the region's past.

Inquire at the front desk for your tour of Restigouche regional museum!

RENTAL INFORMATION

Rental Information can be available by email Leslie at restigoucheregionalmuseum@gmail.com

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