Provincial Seamen's Museum
Living The Life – Objects of Identity
Resourceful and ingenious, the people of Newfoundland and Labrador have made a life from the sea and the land. This exhibition features commonly-used items dating from the 1800s through to now.
The ground floor celebrates our 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 are on display.
This out-of-the-vaults style exhibition allows for the presentation of a large, varied selection of heritage. We invite you to explore, ask questions and to share any memories you have of these objects in use.
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR FROM A TO Z
A whimsical “A to Z” introduction to the province. Come explore a variety of treasures that provide insights into this place and its people’s special characters. A Travelling Exhibition Developed by The Rooms.
Image: Hooked Mats: Maps of Newfoundland and Labrador. Grenfell Labrador Industries. Newfoundland and Labrador. 1900s. The Rooms Collections
Practices and Policies: What We Ask Of You
We look forward to welcoming you back! We are so pleased to be open and can’t wait to see you.
Our team has taken great lengths to ensure you have a safe visit.
Some new experiences to keep everyone safer:
Before visiting, ask yourself:
- Am I experiencing symptoms such as a fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath?
- Have I experienced any of these symptoms in the last 14 days?
- Have I travelled or been in contact with anyone who has travelled outside the Atlantic Provinces in the last 14 days?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we ask that you wait and visit us later.
For your safety:
- We recommend that you bring and wear your own mask.
- We are limiting the number of visitors in our building.
- If you need a wheelchair or stroller, please bring your own.
- Plexi barriers have been installed at our cash points.
- We have enhanced cleaning protocols, including door handles and other high traffic surfaces using industry-approved, disinfectant.
- Hand sanitizer is available.
- We have added directional signs and signs to encourage social distancing and handwashing.
- We have closed interactive experiences and turned off touch screens.
What we ask of you:
- Please check-in at our Admissions Desk before proceeding
- Please use our touchless pay options (if available).
- You will notice directional arrows and signage throughout the building, we appreciate your cooperation in observing these.
- As you make your way throughout the building you will notice many areas where we have plenty of room, but there will be times where we request that you yield and stand back to allow for safe passage in narrow areas.
- If you are visiting as a bubble please stay together with your bubble as you make your way throughout the building.
- We have installed occupancy signage at the entrance to our washrooms. We are admitting one person per washroom at a time. Please wait for the washroom to be vacant before proceeding into the washroom.
- Don’t forget to continue to practice good hand hygiene.
For your information:
- We are open to the public for regular summer hours.
- Watch for upcoming outdoor programs.
- Indoor programs may be offered at a future date.
We are working on making our building safe for you, your patience is appreciated during this time.
The use of scented products is to be avoided, in order to provide employees and visitors with a healthy and safe environment. The use of scented products has the potential to create an unsafe environment for our employees and visitors due to the associated serious health risks.
Brief cases, backpacks and oversized bags are not permitted. Please check with staff if you need clarification.
Eating & Drinking
Food and beverages are not permitted in exhibition spaces. This is enforced to protect our collections and items on display.
The use of cellular phones is not permitted in exhibition spaces.
This is a smoke free building.
Admire – But Don’t Touch (in most cases)
Please do not touch the artifacts or artwork on display, except where clearly permitted.
Children are welcome at The Rooms. For their safety and to protect the items on display, we ask that children under 12 be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
Please refrain from shouting, running and rowdy behaviour that might interfere with other visitors’ experiences or result in injury.
In the event of an alarm, please prepare to exit, following any instructions provided by staff. If you require assistance, please ask the nearest staff person.
54 Marine Drive, Grand Bank, NL
Hours of Operation
Open May 1, 2021 – October 3, 2021
Monday-Saturday: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Sundays & July 1 (Canada Day): 12 pm - 4:30 pm
$2.00 Group Rate
Telephone: (709) 832-1484
Off Season: (709) 757-8020
Provincial Seamen’s Museum
P.O. Box 1109
Grand Bank, NL A0E 1W0