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St. John’s has many museums and cultural attractions to offer its visitors.
And getting around St. John's - for the visitor - is easier than ever before, thanks to the newly (June 2013) introduced hop-on, hop-off Trolley bus, which circulates (on an hourly schedule) between all the major attractions, and permits unlimited travel, and unlimited hop-ons (or hop-offs) for only $5 a day. Much easier than trying to negotiate St. John's' wacky street layout by car (never mind trying to find a spot to park that car).
The Rooms is a cultural establishment in St. John’s that under one roof houses the Provincial Museum, the Provincial Archives, and the Provincial Art Gallery. The museum has three floors that contain permanent exhibits, changing exhibitions, and programs for young people. The art gallery offers many educational opportunities and has a permanent collection of over 7000 pieces.
For a more complete listing of St. John's art galleries, check out the art galleries list on the City of St. John's website.
The Railway Coastal Museum can be found in the former railway station located in St. John’s. Admission is $5 for adults with group discounts available. Regular hours of operation are Monday – Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday from noon to 5pm.
For a more complete listing of St. John's museums, check out the museum listing on the City of St. John's website.
The Fluvarium gives a fascinating direct view of life in a river ecosystem.
Johnson GEO CENTRE focusses on the geology and geo-science of Newfoundland; don't overlook the massive rocks on the plaza outside the centre.