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Provincial SEAMEN'S Museum a division of TheRooms

The Provincial Seamen’s Museum is now closed for the season and will reopen on May 2, 2015.

Upcoming Exhibitions in May 2015:

Inner Works: North
May 2 - October 4, 2015
Inner Works: North showcases works from aboriginal artists from Labrador and including artists who have worked in Cape Dorset and Pangnirtung, Nunavut. The artworks represent distinct perspectives of traditional and contemporary culture, telling of spiritual belief, reflection on personal experiences and domestic life in our northern regions. They stand as creative expressions of cultural identity, artistic inspiration and our connection to place.

Image credit: Gilbert Hay, Amaguilu, Alailu & Akkikilu (Wolves, Indians & Partriges) 1995. The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, Memorial University of Newfoundland Collection.

At Home and Away: The photography of Barry Pottle and Chris Sampson
May 2 - October 4, 2015

Image credit: Barry Pottle, Cultural Teachings

Image credit: Chris Sampson, "Uncle Doug" Jacque, Postville

Home from Bragg's Island
May 2 - October 4, 2015

Image Credit: David Blackwood, Home from Bragg’s Island, 2009. Oil tempera on canvas. 183 x 272 cm.

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

2015 Hours of Operation:
May 2 - October 5, 2015
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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