The Rooms, St. John's

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#1 of 112 in Museums in Newfoundland
Observation Deck · Art Museum
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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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  • We loved the Rooms! We prefer doing activities that are outdoors, but this did not disappoint. We loved seeing a variety of artists, as well as the history of St. John's. We would definitely... 
    We loved the Rooms! We prefer doing activities that are outdoors, but this did not disappoint. We loved seeing a variety of artists, as well as the history of St. John's. We would definitely...  more »
  • This is an interesting place to visit with many historical, cultural, artistic and informative displays. The building is beautiful and the cafe on the 4th floor is definitely worth a stop. We... 
    This is an interesting place to visit with many historical, cultural, artistic and informative displays. The building is beautiful and the cafe on the 4th floor is definitely worth a stop. We...  more »
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  • The Rooms is probably the only decent museum within mile's reach on the Avalon peninsula. Apart from that, though, it is absolutely worth a visit. This very interesting museum disseminates the colourful and stirring past of Newfoundland: the prehistoric ancestry of the indigenous Inuit peoples, visits from the norse Vikings, British and Irish settlement history, fishing adventures among wales and icebergs, a broad flora and fauna, meaninglessly sending the youth to their doom in distant WWI actions, the liberation of Newfoundland from the British and its federation into Canada, and much more... Besides, the view from the roof over the city panorama is spectacular. Don't miss out on visiting this pearl of attraction!
  • Went to the cafe for breakfast. While the coffee was suitable, the breakfast was not at all. The scrambled eggs were runny, the potato serving was a baked potato smashed literally on the plate. The bacon was greasy. There wasn't any serving of toast. Very disappointed. It costs 16.50 for just the breakfast. The view was lovely but the food is awful. Will never recommend to anyone to eat there.

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