The Rooms, St. John's
Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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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Can't miss this place. Great museum, great art gallery, gorgeous architecture and some of the best indoor views in the city.
This is a museum with a difference. It combines art gallery, unique perspectives on the province and an exceptionally well-prepared special display on the Newfoundland Regiment's sacrifice at Beuamont... read more »
I liked the display on inuit art. Very well done with seal clothing and neat pics and stone works. Also loved the display on WW1 showcasing all the young lads that went out for the Beaumont -Hamel . F... read more »
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 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.
I find it difficult to sum up my opinion of The Rooms, as it is both a archtectual and historic Masterpiece. From the moment you arrive the scale and grandness of the building just beckons to be visited. The architecture reminisce of a ship and it's glass and brick facade is breathtaking. Inside is no less exciting. From history to art this museum has something for all ages.
A great space that's filled with knowledge. There's a WW1 exhibit showcasing Newfoundland's contribution to the war effort that's truly worth a longer gander. Kids will live the interactive play exhibit with a see-saw that can accommodate over 3000 pounds. In the same exhibit is a weird chess set/art piece donated by Yoko Ono... Which may be too abstract for younger minds.
I wish I had more time to enjoy this view of history and art in St. John's. We had a brilliant view of the city and were provided with a history lesson from a previous resident traveling his old stomping grounds as a child. Truly a unique building.
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