Where you can learn about the history of Fredericton and central New Brunswick as well as the home of the Coleman Frog and New Brunswick’s oldest manmade artefact.

571 Queen Street, Officers’ Square, Fredericton, NB, 506.455.6041

The Fredericton Region Museum was founded in 1934 by the York Sunbury Historical Society. The Society was formed in 1932 and now has members from all over North America, however, most are from central New Brunswick. In 1959, the Museum found permanent headquarters in the Officers’ Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton.

The York Sunbury Historical Society and Museum remain a nonprofit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers. They work tirelessly to create informative exhibits, organize programs and events as well as publish a local history periodical The Officers’ Quarters.

The Fredericton Region Museum is the home of the famous Coleman Frog. He is the 42lb wonder that lived in the Killarney Lake just north of Fredericton about 100 years ago.

The Fredericton Region Museum is a gateway into the exciting history and diverse heritage of central New Brunswick. Because central New Brunswick is where the provincial capital is located, and because it served as a meeting place for Aboriginals, Loyalists, Acadian, and other European settlers, the Fredericton Region Museum is an excellent place to start. With over 4,000 square feet of exhibit space and a collection of over 30,000 artefacts the museum is a fun and exciting way to look into our past.


Such a great way to spend an afternoon. Haven't been to the Museum since I was a child, and it brought back some great memories!
The museum was so much fun! My daughters couldn't believe how old some of the artefacts are. Will be back again soon!

Support Our Organization

Our 2015/16 Executive and Board of Directors:
Maxine Campbell (President)
Richard Phillips (Past President)
Fred White (Treasurer)
Gary Campbell (Secretary & 2nd Vice President)
Juan Estepa (City of Fredericton Representative)
Alex Cummings
Ian Andrews
Sharon Hallett
Randall Haslett
Kanza Hashmat
Honorary Patron:
Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick