Welcome to the Atlantic Salmon Museum

MUSEUM - FRONT #3 (AUGUST 20, 2015)Opened to the public in 1983, the Atlantic Salmon Museum is located in the heart of the Main Southwest Miramichi River at Doaktown, New Brunswick.   Through the more than 3,000 items in our collection, we commemorate the cultural and economic significance of the Atlantic salmon, not only to the Miramichi River but to all parts of New Brunswick and the world beyond.  Our artifacts include an extensive array of original paintings, sculptures, salmon flys, rods, reels, and a large library of books and journals.

A special component of the Museum’s collection is its Hall of Fame dedicated to those very special individuals (conservationists, anglers, guides, outfitters, fly tyers, writers and artists) in whose lives the Atlantic salmon has played a significant role.  For information on our 2016 Induction Ceremony and Dinner, please click here

Also on site is a small aquarium, the Riverside Treasures gift shop, and the River Room (a meeting room and banquet space).  WiFi is accessible throughout the facility.

We are especially proud of our popular summer camp for children ages 6-12.  Offered every summer during the months of July and August, Come Play on Our River provides children with an opportunity to learn new skills, meet new friends and to have “the best time ever” during their summer vacation.    

Hours of Operation (June – September)
Monday – Saturday:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday:  Noon – 5:00 pm

By Appointment (October – May)
Please call 506-365-7787 (leave a message) or contact us at

Admission Fees
Adult – $8.00      Senior – $6.00
Student – $5.00    Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) – $20.00
Preschoolers – Free  


Contact us:
Atlantic Salmon Museum
263 Main Street, Doaktown, NB Canada E9C 1A9
TEL:  506-365-7787 / FAX:  506-365-7359
TOLL FREE: 1-866-725-6662
EMAIL:  museum@nbnet.nb.ca
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The Doak Historic Site

doak house

In conjunction with the Department of Tourism and Heritage and Culture, the Atlantic Salmon Museum is in partnership with the Doak Historic Site located a short distance down the road. This large property was purchased by Robert Doak and his family in 1825 who moved to the area from Scotland. His large businesses and importance in the area greatly influenced the development of the community that is known today as Doaktown. The property contains the house that the family lived in with all of its original contents along with their milk house and the community school house. For more information on the Doak Historic Site, please click here.  

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