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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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  • St. John's Harbour and downtown looks like a beautiful view in the local Museum and a restaurant. Beware of Newfoundland history and culture can be experienced in one place, the art, the restaurant's food and atmosphere are really the best! It's been fine the entire facilities such as toilets and a souvenir family, lovers of the units in place of the matching function really well!
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  • Great displays; loved the Beaumont Hamel 100th Anniversary display as well as aboriginal displays. Food in the café was excellent. Just wish The Rooms was open all week in the winter months.  more »
  • Highly recommend you visit the Rooms when you visit St. John's. This ultra clean facility houses a museum, gift store, community rooms and a cafe'. The rooms has a great museum which is easy to casual...  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!!!