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The Rooms

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Stunning collections to go with the incredible views of St. John's !

Please leave lots of time to go through The Rooms room by room as the exhibits have excellent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richmond, Canada
Best view in town

Go early, window seats are the first to go. Pick a day that does not have dense clouds and rain and... read more

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The Rooms is a place for all of us: for those who live here and those who want to experience it fully. Part sanctuary, part showcase, part classroom and part playground, it’s both a destination and a journey. This is a gathering place, a creative...more
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9 Bonaventure Ave | St. John's, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3Y9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Please leave lots of time to go through The Rooms room by room as the exhibits have excellent signage describing the nature and significance of each area. Nowhere else have I seen the accounts of how the Irish 'commuted' to work in fields and farms...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank blakewms
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early, window seats are the first to go. Pick a day that does not have dense clouds and rain and fog. It is all about the view. Food is standard.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MonterealMax
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, this museum sits on a hill overlooking St. John's and the view is spectacular. You can see the harbor entrance and while we were there, we watched a ship come in and berth itself. There was live sailing music being played by an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StevoinMinnesoto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a must visit. Provides a lot of history of the natives and then the Irish settlements. Start at the top and work you way down. The history and information are wonderful and very informative. We were a little disappointed with the art...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gbmontreal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service and food and view outstanding. Fish cakes and chowder really good. Salad is the best. Great downtown choice.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Newdeb12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place to learn about Newfoundland & St John's, the history, the culture, the art, all so beautiful. So much to see & you can take your time walking around & speaking with the volunteers, was a great all round experience. Stop for a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DianneS522
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A conference I was at held a reception one evening at The Rooms. I loved exploring the building -- the view is breathtaking! The space worked really well for a reception. I only got to check out a few exhibits; the giant squid was cool...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lorelai_23
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Attended a small wedding ceremony here recently and the venue is absolutley gorgeous. Small, intimate and classy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Inspire51770508866
Reviewed November 2, 2018

The Rooms is a great way to learn about Newfoundland’s history and culture. There is also a great natural science section and two art galleries. This is a great place for tourists and is family friendly. A spectacular view of the harbour and downtown St....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 304mandyt
Reviewed October 29, 2018

I have walking issues so I am careful where I spend my time. The Rooms was a beautiful architectural building that was easily accessible. It has a tremendous amount of historical information presented in a very engaging manner. Certainly makes you appreciate the huge loss...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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May 21, 2018|
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Response from Chris A | Reviewed this property |
I agree with everyone here. I'm one of those visitors who tends to read every panel and I think we went through the museum in less than three hours, including a dessert stop at the café.
March 7, 2018|
Response from Twofunnewfs | Reviewed this property |
They do but I do not know when. I'm sure a quick google search could help you or if you gave them a call.
May 18, 2017|
Response from 299marion2017 | Reviewed this property |
The Rooms is located far up a hill, which affords an amazing view. The taxis are good here, so use them. Probably Water St and George St are close enough to walk to. if you want to eat at Adelaide's, reserve many hours in... More