The kitchen hearth at Keillor House Museum

Dorchester, NB, is home to two living museums and many opportunities to experience early life in New Brunswick first hand. Both are located right downtown at 4974 and 4967 Main Street.

At Keillor House Museum, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides dressed in period clothing take you on a journey into a colourful corner of New Brunswick’s past.

The Keillor Coach House includes a unique penitentiary collection – a glimpse into the early activities of inmates, both legal and illegal, at Dorchester Penitentiary.

St. James Textile Museum

Try your own hand at spinning and weaving at St. James Textile Museum, where expert spinners and weavers demonstrate these important domestic arts of days gone by. See an exceptional collection of domestic tools.

Book your very own unique museum adventure with our Needle and Thread for the Bed or Keillor Hearth Cooking  experiences.

Genealogical and historical materials related to Dorchester and the south east region of New Brunswick can be accessed at the Graydon Milton Library and Genealogy Centre in Keillor House – useful to researchers, writers and genealogists.







Other Local Museums

With 27 Museums in the South East New Brunswick area there’s something for everyone.


Experience all 27 museums in the South East New Brunswick area here.