Our Mission

The mission of the New Brunswick Military History Museum is to collect and preserve, research and exhibit artifacts which illustrate the history and heritage of the military forces in New Brunswick, and New Brunswickers at war, during peacetime, and on United Nations/NATO duty.

Our Purpose

  • To deliver the story of New Brunswick’s proud military heritage through the exhibits, programs and activities hosted and presented by the Museum.
  • To communicate the significant role that New Brunswick and New Brunswickers have played in the military history of Canada.
  • To educate visitors on New Brunswick Regiments and related military history.
  • To create a sense of history, identity, and pride within the province, the Canadian Forces, and throughout Canada.

A Brief History

The Museum, formerly known as the Canadian Forces Base Gagetown Military Museum, applied for and received official DND Museum status on April 19, 1973. The Museum continued to develop and grow, expanding its exhibits, programs and activities to display, present and interpret the military history of the Canadian Army, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the Royal Canadian Air Force, 1800 to 1968, and the Canadian Armed Forces from 1968 to today.

In February 2010, the name was changed to the New Brunswick Military History Museum (NBMHM) and the mandate was changed to expand the timeline to pre-1800 and to put more emphasis on New Brunswick.

We Welcome your Feedback

The New Brunswick Military History Museum offers its exhibits, galleries, and events to the public free of charge.

We welcome your views regarding the New Brunswick Military History Museum. Please feel free to send your comments via our contact form.

The Museum is a Member of:

  • Canadian Museums Associations
  • Canadian Forces Museum Systems
  • Organization of Military Museums of Canada
  • Association Museums of New Brunswick

Events & Activities

  • Blast From the Past
    Join us for Blast from the Past! Our exciting youth-orientated weekly program covers various themes each week from July 15...
  • Plan Your
    The Museum welcomes group visits and promises an enjoyable and educational experience. Our staff will answer questions and offer amazing...
  • Life-Sized Exhibitions
    The Museum’s life-sized exhibitions offer visitors the chance to step into New Brunswick’s military history. Click here to view a...