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The Rooms, St. John's

(4.5/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Upgrade your understanding of Newfoundland at The Rooms, a hub for the art and culture of the region. Enjoy the provincial art gallery, the leading gallery in the region and one dedicated to developing and exhibiting contemporary art from around the world, with a special focus on artists working in the province. Inspect the artifacts and exhibits in the museum part of the facility, where you will learn about the natural and cultural history of the area, including that of the indigenous peoples who lived here. Afterwards, be sure to stop for a snack in the cafe, which affords memorable views out across the bay. Work out when and for how long to visit The Rooms and other St. John's attractions using our handy St. John's trip itinerary builder.
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  • The Rooms is a majestic building which houses a provincial museum with permanent and rotating displays. The displays are interesting, well-planned, and present a wonderful snapshot of the history, cul...  more »
  • 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 wou...  more »
  • 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 gr...  more »
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  • I thoroughly enjoyed the WWI exhibit and found it really engaging, I personally wasn't taken by the rest of the exhibits on. The exhibit on St John's history had real potential but the touch screens installed seemed to all have a standard "coming soon"written under each learn more section The cafe is a must, best view in st John's
  • Didn't get to spend as much time there as I would have liked, however The Rooms had some great exhibits and the building itself was truly stunning. It was great that the place featured both museum and art gallery exhibits to offer a much more diverse viewing experience. Would love to visit again with more time if given the chance.
  • A great museum dedicated to the human history of the Newfoundland people - from when it was discovered by the European, the development of local culture, to the impact of its sacrifices in the WWI.
  • A wonderful piece of modern architecture in a terrific location. The food in the café is excellent too. I didn't have time to view the exhibits, unfortunately, but I wish I had.
  • Really well laid out and great content. Multiple floors too. Bonus is the building has great architecture. Free admission on Thursdays from 6-9pm!!!