The Rooms, St. John's

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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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  • Be prepared to spend a couple of hours to take in all the Room's has to offer, have lunch at it's terrific open plan restaurant with a view of St. John's and Signal Hill. The room's offers art, sculpt...  more »
  • Wonderful museum, many areas of art work, historical work, animals, etc Has a restaurant at the top. Can leave bags at the front in a locker! Maps and special presentations there too?? Sometimes speci...  more »
  • The rooms is a great place to go for a treasure trove of information about local culture and history. The cafe is wonderful, and offers a great view of the city.  more »
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  • We didn't have time to view all displays however great value for admission price. We visited on our way to airport and they were so kind to lock our luggage behind counter while we visited! Thanks. Great views of Harbour from top floor. Also interesting to have art gallery and museum in one place. Would definitely like to return.
  • Interesting building inside and out. Great views of the harbour and city. Interesting exhibits. Nice coffee shop
  • he view from the Rooms is absolutely beautiful, providing it's a clear day. The food is good and the service is friendly. A nice place to have lunch.
  • Amazing museum. We easily spent half of a rainy day in there. That is with two kids and few people that didn't eve know English, the art portion speaks for itself. Very unique presentation style I haven't seen in any other museums.
  • One of the nicest museums I’ve ever been to. The WW II section tells the story of all the residents that took part in the war. Very well done

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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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