The Rooms, St. John's

4.6
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. Using our international travel planner, St. John's attractions like The Rooms can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 4, 2017
    A few things were closed for refurbishment when i went in October but i went in on the advice of a guide and to escape the -5c wind chill! Very good price for a student with great exhibits and art and...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Nice place with museum, theater, restaurant in one building. If you are visiting the museum, the parking is free with your museum ticket. The east? deck has an awesome view to the riverfront buildings...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    This museum has so much to offer in the way of history and culture of Newfoundland. An added plus is the new World War One display which is quite extensive. The Rooms also has a pretty good cafe with ...  more »
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  • May 29, 2017
    A truly wonderful facility that offers spectacular architecture, a beautiful view of St. John's and the harbour. We visited the art gallery, archives, restaurant and the museum. Everybody was so very friendly, helpful informative from the security officer's at the front to the front desk staff. We met a gentleman who worked in archives and he offered several great travel tips, history of St. John's and told us where the best fish and chips were.
  • July 6, 2017
    Easy to find. Reasonably priced. Well displayed exhibits. Wonderful Staff great food. Touched an ice berg....learned some Newfoundland slang.
  • June 12, 2017
    Facinating Information. Spectacular view. Delicious fare. Friendly staff
  • July 8, 2017
    Fantastic facility that includes the provincial archives, art gallery, and history museum. It provides an unvarnished history of Indigenous mistreatment throughout 'settler' history seldom found in other historical accounts.
  • May 31, 2017
    Food was excellent and service was perfect. Great experience. Thanks

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Where to stay in St. John's

To appreciate the history and colorful architecture of North America's oldest colonial city, there's no better place to stay than in the city center. This popular neighborhood displays the city's iconic, brightly painted Victorian houses, with a selection of guesthouses and inns clustered around Government House. Staying just west of the city center, near the Memorial University of Newfoundland, works as a pleasant alternative, with the expansive Pippy Park right at your doorstep.
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