Museums in Newfoundland and Labrador

THE 10 BEST Museums in Newfoundland and Labrador

Museums in Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Steve R
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I would highly recommend you take the time to do this tour and to visit Bell Island. It is informative and gives you a real appreciation of how hard it was to work these mines. Brian is an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable. His stories are personal and he makes the experience completely worth the price of admission. I highly recommend going to the mine!
    Written June 22, 2024
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  • Che_53
    Victoria, Canada90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Today we wandered around St. John’s sleep deprived and travel weary. We began the afternoon with a trip to ‘The Rooms’
    This 4-storey museum captures the history of Newfoundland and the people. What a lovely surprise… informative… impressive and a must see.
    Written June 21, 2024
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  • Mike from Rival Town
    Niagara Falls, Canada856 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We saw the top of Signal Hill so we had to see below it! The is place is full of cool science exhibits. Especially had fun creating our own earthquake. Kids will have fun here too, really cool building!
    Written June 14, 2024
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  • Tom
    Edmonton, Alberta6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Captain Dave and Christine are doing something very special at Prime Berth. In a world of idleness, apathy, and passivity here is a man who has blazed his own trail and created a place and experience that is as unique, warm, and passionate about life as he is.

    (On a year when there were no icebergs or whales to see we still had a fabulous tour out on the water, and a lovely visit with he and Christine afterwards).

    DO NOT MISS THIS!
    Written June 13, 2024
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  • havevanwillferry
    Prince Rupert, Canada121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So well worth the stop! A wonderfully curated collection with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Exceeded our expectations by far.
    Word to the wise: avoid the gift shop if you are trying to limit your spending as you will be tempted! They have some very nice merchandise. We did not heed the above advice and left with some beautiful t-shirts, caps, and giftware - with absolutely no regrets. Visited with my siblings on our cross-Canada road trip.
    Written June 11, 2024
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  • Adrea M
    peterborough3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend a visit to this area. Rich in history and artefacts. Everyone is pleasant and knowledgeable of the history and archeology of this site

    Evan is a lovely young man. Captivating, knowledgeable, kind and respectful. Transporting you back in time as he explains the history of the area. Thank you to everyone for sharing the rich history which is part of Newfoundland
    Written June 22, 2024
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  • JandPToronto
    Toronto19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful lighthouse, with parking, viewing platforms and trails to some stunning views of the coastline. Gorgeous sunset!
    Written June 16, 2024
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  • somegalfromcan
    Victoria, Canada248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great spot to visit! This place is filled with interesting tidbits of information about the history of aviation in Gander. If you love the musical Come From Away, you must visit this museum while in this town.
    Written May 29, 2024
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  • roaming_kiwi58
    Christchurch, New Zealand2,817 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good centre. Several displays, a film to watch, shop, cafe. There are also brilliant views from the balconies, with good photo opportunities.
    Centre is a little distance out of town. We were taken here by bus, as part of a tour from our cruise ship, which then continued on from here to the Tablelands. The Discovery Centre is well worth a visit.
    Written October 22, 2023
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  • Conny Wylie
    Ottawa, Canada939 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thomason Grenfell was a heroic medical missionary , a business entrepreneur, and a man loved dearly by Newfies for his outstanding efforts to make the province better and healthier. He was also a man that extraordinary stories were made of ........one such was his experience adrift an ice pan with his beloved sled dogs. Realizing his perilous circumstance and probably doomed to an icy death he reluctantly killed his dog, skinned
    them and draped their skins around himself. He survived 2 days and a night
    using the body heat of the dogs, and eventually, by providence, he was rescued. His overall commentary on the incident....I love my dogs more now than I did before the ordeal.
    Written September 19, 2023
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  • Bruce B
    Calgary15 contributions
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    This was such an educational experience to visit the “Home from the Sea John Crosbie Sealers Interpretation Center”. The displays and information boards provide factual and detailed information of the hardships the sealers experienced while out on the ice. But even more emotional for me was learning of how the closure of the sealing industry had such profound impact on the people of Newfoundland. The center brings to attention the importance sealing was to the people and how their way of life was changed forever when the industry was shutdown. I highly recommend people to stop in and meet the wonderful staff and truly learn the real story of injustice that the sealing industry suffered.
    Written October 14, 2023
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  • DEANNA L
    ENFIELD3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We dropped into the Canadian Glove Museum after seeing the information on Facebook. A group of ladies were visiting us from Ontario, Yukon and North Carolina and we were checking out the local sites.

    I had no idea of the history and technology we had so close to home. We started in the museum with an enlightening walk through with Tammy. We learned so much from the exhibits and it was very cool to see the gloves and hear the history.

    Tammy invited us in for a tour of the manufacturing plant. As a firefighter I understand the importance of the quality and protection provided in the garments and equipment for many professions. I will never comment again on the cost for that quality. We were honestly blown away from seeing the process of working with the raw materials to the end products. The innovation and technology was impressive.

    All 6 of us really enjoyed the tour and learning about this local and international organization. You can see pride in every area.

    I highly recommend you stop in for a visit!!
    Written June 13, 2024
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  • BridgetJones
    Hamilton, Canada28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a self guided tour. The staff at the entrance were very helpful in offering information and answering questions. It's a bit tricky to find this house as the road to it is a bit hidden.
    The house itself is very nice and has a small trail beside it.
    Written June 21, 2023
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  • BellBoy53
    Brisbane, Australia609 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'm not a car enthusiast but the visit here was amazing! The Model-T on display was worth the entry alone however to see an array of well restored limited edition production vehicles is unique. The cars are all driveable and in excellent condition. Vernon welcomed us, showed us around and gave us an insight into some of the vehicles - that was a bonus. We were recommended the visit by the St John's Tourist Information Centre and are so glad we made the effort to stop.
    Written August 25, 2023
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  • Anne D
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a way cool place and so informative!! My husband is a boat nut, avid fisherman and a expert woodworker so he was keen. I joined him and found myself fascinated and learned so very much. My appreciation of the lives and history of the fishing folk in Newfoundland expanded exponentially. Boat building was/is an art as well as a skill necessary to survive. We had an awesome tour by a very informed docent who was clearly enthusiastic about the subject. Even more impressive was the intense passion and focus on preserving the knowledge and passing on the legacy of boat building. An entire outer building is dedicated to school groups to help learn the techniques and skills associated with boat and ship building. In another outer building were expert craftsmen working on several boats including a modern day prototype to perhaps design a Newfie dory boat kit for market retail. The goal is to be able to sell one to be assembled and finished by an enthusiast. Stay tuned on that venture!!
    Written July 21, 2023
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