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The Rooms

Open Now: 10:00 - 22:00
Open today: 10:00 - 22:00
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Fine WWI Exhibit in 2018, Fine Art Exhibits, Special View of the City

We like the Rooms. The café is so-so, the gift shop is pleasant, the layout easy to navigate, the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bangor, Maine

A wonderful museum. Plan to spend a few hours. There is so much to take in. Views from the 3rd... read more

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The Rooms is a place for all of us: for those who live here and those who want to experience it fully. Part sanctuary, part showcase, part classroom and part playground, it’s both a destination and a journey. This is a gathering place, a creative...more
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9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3Y9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful big provincial museum that is made up of big open spaces and beautiful architecture. Most of the displays are fantastic historical museum displays of the province! Great for those of us only interested in history but not that engaging for those of us...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like the Rooms. The café is so-so, the gift shop is pleasant, the layout easy to navigate, the Newfoundland art is engaging. On this trip, the exhibit on Beaumont-Hamel (where so much of the Newfoundland Regiment was destroyed at the Somme in 1916) was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful museum. Plan to spend a few hours. There is so much to take in. Views from the 3rd floor are spectacular.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GerryP1633
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms is a huge building with a huge array of things to see and do..it has a museum ,an archives for the histor5 and genealogy buffs...there are changing attractions here on different floors throughout the yea4..a great place to see some culture and history...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ramona551
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited The Rooms several times and each time there were new and interesting displays. The view from The Rooms is amazing. Come view the displays and have lunch.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Learned quite a bit about native peoples of Newfoundland, Newfoundland's role in WW1, and Newfoundland wildlife. As odd as it sounds, by far the most amazing thing we encountered there was the 50 year old preserved giant squid. I couldn't get over all the crazy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

This museum is good activity for a rainy day. Located just above St John city center across the street from St John’s basilica Enterance free is minimal, there is several different exhibits displaying art and the history of St John There is a restaurant inside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gina r
Reviewed 20 December 2018

The Rooms is a fabulous collection of Newfoundland and Labrador history and culture. Learn about Newfoundland's proud history related to WWI, pre confederation, the fishery and its vast off shore oil reserves. Situated atop the downtown area its location commands some of the best in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank horto2018
Reviewed 17 December 2018

What a beautiful place, both architecturally and the historical stories that make up the content. The music in front of the window with a vista view was tops. Fell in love with this city, because of gems like The Rooms.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CdnRunnerGirl2013
Reviewed 16 December 2018

What a stunning building with a lot of well laid out history! Would have loved to see a little more interesting cafe with local food - would be interesting.

Date of experience: August 2018
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21 May 2018|
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Response from Chris A | Reviewed this property |
I agree with everyone here. I'm one of those visitors who tends to read every panel and I think we went through the museum in less than three hours, including a dessert stop at the café.
7 March 2018|
Response from Twofunnewfs | Reviewed this property |
They do but I do not know when. I'm sure a quick google search could help you or if you gave them a call.
19 May 2017|
Response from 299marion2017 | Reviewed this property |
The Rooms is located far up a hill, which affords an amazing view. The taxis are good here, so use them. Probably Water St and George St are close enough to walk to. if you want to eat at Adelaide's, reserve many hours in... More