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Provincial SEAMEN'S Museum a division of TheRooms

The Provincial Seamen's Museum will be re-opening Saturday, May 3 for the 2014 season.

Temporary Exhibitions

Broken Coins & Paper Promises: The Currency of Ferryland in the 17th Century
May 3 – October 5, 2014
Explore the history of some of the first money used in Canada at the Colony of Avalon in Ferryland. Rare coins and artifacts from this exciting archaeological site are featured along with coins from the National Currency Collection in Ottawa.

The Currency of Ferryland in the 17th Century

May 3 – October 5, 2014
Explore Newfoundland’s connection with the disastrous 1912 sinking. From distress messages received at Cape Race, to items recovered at sea in the search for bodies, these artifacts from The Rooms collections tell their own story of the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history.

The Rooms Provincial Museum Division 999.15

May 3 – October 5, 2014
Photographs, blueprints and archival documents from The Rooms detail the 1914 tragedy when 79 sealers from the SS Newfoundland perished after two nights on the icefields.

The Rooms Provincial Archives Division A42-121

Permanent Exhibition

Living The Life - Objects of Identity

We have long been industrious and resourceful people – making a living from the sea and land. This exhibition features artifacts commonly used from the 1800s to the present.


The ground floor celebrates the province’s profound connection to the sea. It includes tools of the inshore and offshore fisheries and of the merchant operations behind these industries. Artifacts of ships, sailing and navigation are featured.

The second floor presents life on the land – objects from our agricultural and transportation collections and items related to trades, professions and work in the home.


This out-of-the-vaults style exhibition allows for the presentation of a large, varied selection of our heritage. We invite you to explore, ask questions and to share the memories you have of these artifacts.


Provincial Seamen's Museum
54 Marine Drive, Grand Bank, NL

2014 Hours of Operation:
Saturday, May 3 - Sunday October 5, 2014
9:00 am -4:30 pm Mon-Sat;
12:00 – 4:30 pm Sunday & July 1


$2.50 Adult
$2.00 Group Rate


Telephone: (709) 832-1484
Off Season: 709-757-8023
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1109
Grand Bank, NL, A0E 1W0

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