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The Rooms

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Address: 9 Bonaventure Ave | St. John's, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5P9, Canada
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Worthwhile attraction if you are interested in Newfoundland history and...

Worthwhile attraction if you are interested in Newfoundland history and culture. Awesome panoramic views from the restaurant.

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We loved our visit here. There was enough to keep the kids entertained. Lots of cool things to see. More geared towards older kids but I didn't get any compliments from the young... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our visit here. There was enough to keep the kids entertained. Lots of cool things to see. More geared towards older kids but I didn't get any compliments from the young ones. Reading age would be best.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a Newfoundlander I've been here a number of times and it has always been enjoyable. Exhibits usually change every so many months, the Beaumont hamel exhibit almost takes up a full floor and is a great exhibit to see. The cafe in top floor offers great views, good food, but menu is very limited. There is a small entrance... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great collection of Newfoundland and Labrador history. Very well laid out with great views of the harbour. Each room has a different theme and story to tell. The world war exhibit is excellent. Very informative and interesting. The giftshop has unique stuff so it's worth a stop in. Little kids may find it a bit boring but it's a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture and views would make this worth a visit, but the exhibit on Newfoundland during World War I is beautifully done -- educational and deeply moving.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides the very informative rooms featuring life in the past & present Newfoundlanders, the restaurant upstairs offers a marvelous view of the Arms. Especially delicious is the Clam Chowder Soup. The Best that i have ever tasted.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

And a view to die for . wonderful food, locally sourced ingredients. Great service even though extremely busy. Food consistent at every visit

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Rooms is a great place to visit for all ages, there is something for everyone visiting the city. The views are amazing and the food in the cafe is wonder. And the first Wednesday of the month it's free admission after 6 pm. So if your into history, paintings, exhibitons and the most unique building in the city then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I love this place. I come as often as I can. The Museum, the Art Gallery, the Archives and the Cafes .... and of course the gift shop just always make me happy ... I always learn something that helps me better understand the incredible pride of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians ... the majesty of their land, the courage and talent... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Loved the history and so much to see and do . I'm local but from away or local would love this. You could do more then one day and the place to eat had amazing food

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Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Spent several hours here,but wished we could have come back for more. If you like museums at all,you will love this one. The architecture is most interesting,and very beautiful. History of the Blue Puttees excellent. Gift shop

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