Museums

Learn about the history and culture of the Miramichi at our many museums. Experience the ways of the Mi’kmaq people at Metepenagiag Heritage Park, see the life of a 19th century Scottish settler at MacDonald Farm, or learn about Miramchi’s old shipbuilding industry at Beaubears Island.  Culture, history, legends and folklore all await you in in the historic city of Miramichi.

Doak House

Weaving fabric is as traditional as weaving a tall tale along the Miramichi. When you visit the historic Doak schoolhouse, you’ll be schooled in the bygone art of weaving by either the Squire or his Missus in their period costumes. Tour a restored 19th-century barn and house on the site, and take an up-close look […]  More Details

Atlantic Salmon Museum

The Atlantic Salmon Museum is a non-profit organization located on the banks of the Main South West Miramichi River in the Village of Doaktown. The museum houses a very extensive collection of artifacts and interpretive displays that tell the story of the sport of fly fishing as well as the history of the Atlantic salmon. Their artifacts include […]  More Details

Middle Island

The Miramichi River Valley received a significant number of Irish immigrants in the years before and during the potato famine. Many early Irish settlers came for the economic opportunities promised by the lumber industry, but there were many others who were far less fortunate. On June 3rd 1847, the Looshtauk out of Dublin, Ireland arrived at Middle Island, which […]  More Details

Tabusintac Centennial Memorial Library & Museum

Step back in time with a visit to the Tabusintac Museum. See artifacts and pictures that details life in the settlement in years gone by. Learn about the history of the community and its early settlers including Charlotte Taylor, the Mother of Tabusintac. Follow the Steps of Charlotte Taylor and hear the story about her […]  More Details

Beaverbrook House

The childhood home of William Maxwell Aitken – better known as Lord Beaverbrook. Enter the beautiful 1877 Victorian style house and take pleasure in viewing the carefully restored architecture. Throughout your visit, you will learn more about the man who was once described as “an idle boy” and was credited with the phrase “Pots and […]  More Details

MacDonald Farm Heritage Site

The Historic MacDonald Farm site in Bartibog overlooks the Miramichi River. To discover its secrets and appreciate the charming scenery, visitors take a horse drawn wagon along a winding trail leading to the spectacular historic homestead. A tour of the fine stone house, built in the Georgian tradition, in the company of the costumed guides will take you […]  More Details

Central NB Woodmen’s Museum

Fifteen acres of forest land immersed in lumbering legends, ghostly hauntings, folklore, and songs; help you savour the stories of the “Canadian” lumberjack. Their colorful and vibrant lives have been shaped by our majestic forest and the magic of the Miramichi River. Wandering the Museum buildings, you weave the story of the arrival of Thomas […]  More Details

Wilsons Point

Wilsons Point is a site with great significance to the history of Miramichi. Many of the earliest English speaking settlers lived and were buried in this area and it holds  the history of our Scottish ancestors. The Scottish Heritage Association has been working to preserve the history of this area, and have restored the original gravesites & walking […]  More Details

Metepenagiag Heritage Park

Pjila’si… Welcome to Metepenagiag, where people have lived continuously for over 3,000 years. Metepenagiag Heritage Park is a state of the art facility that tells the story of the Mi’kmaq of Metepenagiag. Experience the Mi’kmaq culture that has existed here for over 30 centuries. Enjoy the music and listen to the oral history, handed down through generations by the Mi’kmaq […]  More Details

Ile Beaubears Island

Visit Beaubears Island, a place where fortunes were made and lives were lost, and learn the role Beaubears Island played in Miramichi and Canada’s history. The modern Interpretive Centre and Museum in Nelson houses several artifacts, interactive touch-screens, and a model depicting how the Island looked in its prime circa 1840. After enjoying the Interpretive […]  More Details