The best museums in Newfoundland and Labrador in December 2023

These are the top 20 best museums in Newfoundland and Labrador, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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Looking for the best museums in Newfoundland and Labrador? These are the best ones:

  1. Johnson Geo Centre1

    Johnson Geo Centre

    Saint John's
    The Johnson Geo Centre is a unique geological interpretation centre situated on Signal Hill in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This location offers visitors a chance to explore the geological history of the region in a unique and engaging way. The centre is designed to take full advantage of the geological features of Signal Hill, with most of the structure located below ground, exposing natural rock formations.
  2. The Rooms2

    The Rooms

    Saint John's
    The Rooms is a cultural facility located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This facility, which opened its doors to the public in 2005, serves as a hub for the province's cultural and historical artifacts. It houses the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador. The building's unique architecture is a nod to the simple gable-roofed sheds, known as 'fishing rooms', that were once a common sight in Newfoundland fishing villages.
  3. Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium3

    Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium

    Petty Harbour
    Petty Harbour–Maddox Cove is a town of approximately 960 people located on the eastern shore of the Avalon Peninsula in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador , Canada. It is nestled deep in the heart of Motion Bay, just south (approximately 15 minutes away) of St. John's . The present town is ap
  4. Railway Coastal Museum4

    Railway Coastal Museum

    Saint John's
    The Railway Coastal Museum is a transport museum situated in the city of St. John's, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. This museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the history of railway and coastal water transportation in the region. It is housed in the historic Newfoundland Railway terminal on Water Street, providing a unique and authentic setting for the exhibits.
  5. Matthew Legacy5

    Matthew Legacy

    Matthew was a caravel sailed by John Cabot in 1497 from Bristol to Newfoundland , North America. There are two modern replicas – one in Bristol , England (built 1994–1996) and one in Bonavista , Newfoundland (built 1997–1998).
  6. Cabot Tower6

    Cabot Tower

    Saint John's
    Cabot Tower is a tower in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador , situated on Signal Hill . Construction of the tower began in 1898 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot 's discovery of Newfoundland , and Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee . In 1901, Guglielmo Marconi received the first t
  7. The Fluvarium7

    The Fluvarium

    St. John's
    The Fluvarium, meaning "windows on a stream", is a public centre for environmental education, located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador , and is operated by the Quidi Vidi /Rennie's River Development Foundation. The lowest level of the Fluvarium features an underwater view of Nagle's Hill Bro
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    Red Bay National Historic Site

    Red bay
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    Beothuk Interpretation Centre

    Boyd's Cove
  10. Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site10

    Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site

    Hawthorne Cottage is a National Historic Site situated in the picturesque town of Brigus, Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a part of the national park system and is managed by Parks Canada, the national park service. This historic site offers a unique glimpse into the past and is a significant part of Canada's cultural heritage.
  11. North Atlantic Aviation Museum11

    North Atlantic Aviation Museum

    The North Atlantic Aviation Museum, situated in the town of Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, is a significant destination for aviation enthusiasts. The initiative to establish this museum was taken in 1985, and it was officially opened to the public in 1996. This museum offers a deep dive into the history and development of aviation in the region.
  12. Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site12

    Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site

    St. John's
    Cape Spear, located on the Avalon Peninsula on the island of Newfoundland, holds the distinction of being the easternmost point of Canada and North America. This geographical significance makes it a unique destination for visitors who want to experience the edge of the continent. The site is conveniently located near the capital city of Saint John, making it easily accessible for tourists.
  13. Point Amour Lighthouse13

    Point Amour Lighthouse

    L'Anse Amour
    The Point Amour Lighthouse, completed in 1857, is situated on Point Amour in southern Labrador, Canada. It is conveniently located near L'Anse Amour, making it easily accessible for visitors. This historic lighthouse stands as a testament to the maritime history of the region.
  14. Castle Hill14

    Castle Hill

    Castle Hill, located in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, is an area that houses the remnants of both French and British fortifications. These historical structures overlook the town of Placentia, providing a glimpse into the region's past. The site was initially established to safeguard French fishing interests and the approaches to the French colony of Canada.
  15. O'reilly House Museum15

    O'reilly House Museum

  16. Gros Morne National Park16

    Gros Morne National Park

    Rocky Harbour
  17. Port au Choix National Historic Site17

    Port au Choix National Historic Site

    Port au Choix
  18. Heart's Content Cable Station18

    Heart's Content Cable Station

    Heart's Content
    Designated as a Provincial Historic Site in 1974, Heart's Content Cable Station is now a museum. Visitors can explore the many machines used during the station's operational years and learn about its history through interpretive displays. This provides a unique opportunity to delve into the past and understand the evolution of global communication.
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    Eastern Edge Gallery

    Saint John's
    Unique venue that gives the exhibiting artists total freedom over how their works are displayed. Very interesting!
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    Home From The Sea


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