Welcome to the Atlantic Salmon Museum

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.  

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 – $5.00      Senior – $4.00
Student – $3.00    Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) – $12.00
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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From our blog...

Book Launch: 160 years of Salmon Stories

Book Launch: 160 years of Salmon Stories

The public is cordially invited to attend the launch of a new book produced by the Central Miramichi Historical Society (in  partnership with the Atlantic Salmon Museum) entitled 160 YEARS OF SALMON STORIES – THE ATLANTIC SALMON   MUSEUM’S HALL OF FAME. Where:  ATLANTIC SALMON MUSEUM, 263  Main Street, Doaktown When:   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 beginning at…Read more

Atlantic Salmon Museum Hall of Fame 2014

Atlantic Salmon Museum Hall of Fame 2014

DOAKTOWN – The Atlantic Salmon Museum in Doaktown, New Brunswick, will host its annual Hall of Fame Awards Banquet on Saturday, September 6th. The Hall of Fame Awards Banquet is the museum’s annual fundraising gala at which members of the salmon fishing and fly tying community are honoured for their contributions to the sport and…Read more