The Rooms
Observation Decks & Towers • Art Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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 space and a cultural centre as distinct and unique as Newfoundland and Labrador. It is our place to come together, to create meaningful and memorable experiences. It is our place to share the best of who we are.
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  • PCreighton
    Canada78 contributions
    Very Informative
    We visited on a Friday evening, free admission from 6pm - 9pm. We used the pay parking lot and spent approx 1 hour arrive at around 8pm. We spent most of our time going through museum on each of the floors. If we had more time we would have done the Art Gallery side, and possibly a little more of museum and taken advantage of cafe. The view of Port and City from observation decks is amazing. I liked that a sign was posted identifying the various buildings you are looking out at.
    Visited July 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written July 9, 2022
  • Jnanayog
    St. John's, Canada4,121 contributions
    The Rooms all dresses for Christmas
    The Rooms is a particular attractive location for the history and Art they display. You certainly can’t go wrong if you are looking for a Super location with a view to have lunch. However, it is especially a prime location in the city to visit during the Christmas season and see the great display of The Rooms in it’s Christmas Dress.
    Visited December 2019
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 3, 2020
  • Kevin L
    Tiny, Canada244 contributions
    Be sure to catch the views
    I am not much of an artsy person but I did enjoy this site. There are plenty of museum pieces and sections to make this an interesting place to go on a rainy day ( which could be any day in St John’s) There are 4 levels. Be sure to go on both patios for one of the best views of the city. You do have to pay for parking but it was reasonable. I would recommend this site over the Johnson Geo Centre on signal hill
    Visited September 2021
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 11, 2021
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Danielle P
Coastal South Carolina, SC119 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
Customer Service: 5

Location: 5

WIFI: 5

Restrooms: 5

Cleanliness: 5

We visited the St. John's Rooms museum on Monday while we was docked for our port day. It was conveniently about a 15 minute walk from the cruise ship dock. 

Upon entering the Visitors center we were quickly greeted by a friendly staff member. They were able to quickly provide us with alot of useful information. They pointed out that some parts of the museum were free, and there was like 4 rooms that required a ticket. We decided to not get a ticket because we were on a limited time schedule. 

Written September 28, 2023
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Conny Wylie
Ottawa, Canada660 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Solo
The Rooms in St John's Newfoundland, is a cultural facility that acts as a repository of all things depicting the history and culture of Labrador and Newfoundland. A non-intuitive name, The Rooms (Museum) pays homage to the 'fishing rooms' that dotted the Newfoundland waterline and represents an integral part of Newfie heritage. The Rooms is segmented into 3 distinct components : the Archives, the Art Gallery and the Museum. I related more to the Museum segment that portrayed animal and plant life of the tundra and bog. I was mostly captivated by the stuffed Newfie wolf,,,,,it was the spitting image of my dog.
Written September 21, 2023
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Liz S
Ontario, Canada52 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
We went to The Rooms curious about the building, the view and the architecture…. but learned and saw so much more. The displays were interesting and informative and covered a wide variety of topics. The World War One gallery was a wonderful tribute to the various Newfoundland Regiments. The view from the third and fourth floors as well as the cafe was stunning. Well worth a visit if you are in St. John’s.
Written July 29, 2023
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Pet37
Barrie, Canada766 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
The Rooms was an interesting museum. Lots to see and we’ll laid out. We tried to go to the cafe but it was so busy and couldn’t get in.
Written July 28, 2023
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Caribby96
Burnaby, Canada231 contributions
Jul. 2023
I visited on the first evening of my trip to Newfoundland, and this was a great place to start. I learned so much about the history of St. John's and Newfoundland. If you go on Friday night, there is free admission for students, which was awesome. This place is huge and you can spend hours here reading everything. There is also an amazing view of the city!
Written July 28, 2023
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Tanya S
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Jul. 2023 • Couples
Overall excellent presentation with two glaring exceptions. First, they apologize for not having updated the use of the word Indian (not just as a quotation), but this is dated 20 years ago. Long past time. The systematic extermination / genocide of the Beothuk is barely alluded to, instead, painted as an unfortunate back-and-forth between equals. 1 mention concealed in one of those inane videos about residential schools & no mention of the bounty to kill on sight offered, nor the purposeful introduction of disease or engineered starvation.

Second is the ‘surprise’ when you come around a corner photo of the Mount Cashel orphanage. If you’re looking to understate the rape and murder of tens of thousands of children at the hands of those we are taught to trust most, this is the way to go. Almost no one, especially in the lower classes, escaped this epidemic - where’s the accountability?
Written July 26, 2023
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Gregsky
Ottawa, Canada944 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
My wife and I spent a few hours here during our visit to St. John's in May 2023. Lots of nice artwork and a cool museum, with great views of the city.
Written July 7, 2023
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387archie
Saskatoon, Canada9 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
Front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. Admission fees are reasonable. Wide variety of displays and art on display. Enjoyed the musical presentation. Didn’t eat in their cafe, but it was full and had a lineup to get in. Great views from 3rd and 4th floor.
Written July 5, 2023
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AnniversaryGal
Calgary, Canada99 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Couples
This is one of the best museums I have ever been to, and such a surprise to find it in St John’s Newfoundland! Exhibitions are modern and thought provoking. Quality was unexpected.
Written July 2, 2023
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david f
Oakville, Canada5 contributions
Jun. 2023
A wonderful walk through the history of Newfoundland. Well put together and laid out.
It gives one an insight into the province, its people and harsh conditions that its people lived through.
Written June 27, 2023
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The Rooms is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon - Tue 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.