The Culture Rooms
Engage your senses at our Culture Rooms where you can experience our culture, explore our heritage and walk away with a story on your tongue.
MUSIC: A Song In Our Hearts – When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Often in the kitchen. Learn why music runs in our veins and try out an instrument or two yourself. Have you ever played an ugly stick?
LANGUAGE: Understand Newfoundland – Did you know we have our own dictionary? And that no matter how large a lake is we call it a pond? Become acquainted with local authors. Learn some new words, like sleeveen or callibogus. And discover place names that will make you giggle, such as Come By Chance or Blow Me Down Provincial Park.
NATURE: Shaped By Nature – Mother Nature is highly respected here. Her high winds, dense fog, deep snow and horizontal rain have made us a hearty bunch and have defined our fashion sense. Learn about our spectacular hiking trails. Touch a piece of iceberg. And find out what capelin weather is all about.
HISTORY: Connecting To History And One Another – Come find out what brought people to these shores hundreds of years ago and what has made us such a resilient and creative lot. Try your hand at splitting a cod or bring a turn of water. Learn about resettlement and the salt cod trade.
FOOD: Mug Up Café – We love a boil up in the woods, having lunch just before bed and feasting on cod tongues. We love our food and we want to share it with you. Come to the café on Level 2 for a light ‘picnic’ lunch and enjoy some of our traditional foods. Browse through our local cook books or watch a loop of film shorts about our local food movement.