List of museums in Newfoundland and Labrador

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This list of museums in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Town/City Region Type Summary
Abbott's Wildlife Museum Bonavista Bonavista Peninsula Natural history information
Admiralty House Museum Mount Pearl History Local history, wireless communication and Guglielmo Marconi, the tragedy of the S.S. Florizel and other shipwrecks and maritime artifacts
Banting Interpretation Center Musgrave Harbour History website, life of Sir Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, who was killed in a local 1941 airplane crash
Barbour Heritage Village Newtown Open air website, includes a schoolhouse, sealing interpretation center, fisherman's stage, theatre, art gallery, and visitor reception center
Battle Harbour Heritage Properties Battle Harbour Open air website, restored salt fish premises and community
Beaches Heritage Centre Eastport Art website, arts centre with art gallery, theater
Beckett Heritage House Old Perlican Avalon Peninsula Historic house information, mid-19th century - mid-20th century fishery homestead
Bell Island Mine Museum Bell Island Avalon Peninsula Mining website, artifacts, equipment and tour of iron ore mine
Blackhead One Room School and Church Museum St. John's History information, open by appointment, 1879 chapel that was originally constructed as a one-room school
Bird Cove Interpretation Centre Bird Cove History website, local history including pre-historic cultures, explorers and settlers
Bleak House Museum Fogo History information, local history
Bonavista North Museum & Gallery Wesleyville Bonavista Peninsula Multiple website, local history, contemporary art gallery
Boyd's Cove Beothuk Interpretation Centre Boyd's Cove First Nations website, archeological artifacts and exhibits about the Beothuk settlers
Burin Heritage Museums Burin Multiple information, includes 1910 Bank of Nova Scotia Museum with local history and culture exhibits, 1920 Reddy Heritage House with period furnishings and the Burin Cottage Hospital Exhibit
Cape Bonavista Lighthouse Bonavista Bonavista Peninsula Maritime website, lighthouse technology and lightkeepers' lifestyles
Cape Spear Lighthouse National Historic Site Cape Spear Maritime Lighthouse and 1939 period keeper's residence
Carbonear Railway Station Museum Carbonear Avalon Peninsula History website, local history
Castle Hill National Historic Site Placentia History Fort ruins, exhibits on the fort and the fishing village
Christopher Pratt Art Gallery Bay Roberts Art website, located in the Western Union Cable Station building, works by artist Christopher Pratt and changing exhibits
Colony of Avalon Interpretation Centre Ferryland Archaeology website, history and artifacts from the Province of Avalon, reproduction 17th century room with kitchen, archaeology dig site
Commissariat House St. John's Historic house website, 1830s period house built to supply the city’s garrison
Conception Bay Museum Harbour Grace Avalon Peninsula History website, local history, pirates, aviation
Cupids Museum Cupids History website, local history and culture
Dildo Area Interpretation Centre Dildo Avalon Peninsula History information, local history, archaeological artifacts from Maritime Archaic Indians, Dorset Eskimo, recent Indians and Beothuk; interpretation of the 19th Century cod fish hatchery
Dr. Henry N Payne Community Museum Cow Head History website, local history and culture
Durrell Museum Durrell History Local history
Fishermen's Museum Port de Grave Avalon Peninsula Multiple website, includes exhibits on life and work of the Newfoundland inshore fisherman, Porter House, a typical fisherman's home, and a one-room school
Flambro Head Museum and Café Job's Cove Avalon Peninsula History information, local history
Fluvarium St. John's Natural history Freshwater ecosystems
French Shore Interpretation Centre Conche History website, area history and culture, artifacts from shipwrecks
Gateway Labrador Labrador City Labrador History website, local history including aboriginal inhabitants, fur trading pioneers, mining, railroads, hydropower
Glovertown Museum Glovertown History Local history
Green Family Forge Trinity Avalon Peninsula History website, historic working blacksmith shop
Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site Brigus Historic house 19th century period home of Arctic explorer Bob Bartlett, exhibits about his life and travels
Heart's Content Cable Station Heart's Content Avalon Peninsula Media website, information, site of the end of Cyrus West Field's first Transatlantic telegraph cable
Hiscock House Trinity Avalon Peninsula Historic house website, 1910 period house
Hopedale Mission National Historic Site Hopedale History information, information, local history, Moravian and Inuit artifacts from the 19th century
James J. O'Mara Pharmacy Museum St. John's Medical website, operated by the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board, 1895 drug store with equipment
Johnson Geo Centre St. John's Natural history Geology of the earth and the province, including volcanoes, earthquakes, rainstorms, climate changes, impact on humans
Labrador Heritage Museum North West River Labrador History information, local history
Labrador Interpretation Centre North West River Labrador First Nations website, founding peoples of Labrador, including Innu, Inuit, Metis and settlers; branch of The Rooms
Labrador Military Museum Happy Valley-Goose Bay Labrador Aviation information, items from the Canadian, American, Dutch, German, and British Air Forces
Labrador Straits Museum L'Anse-au-Loup Labrador History website, local history with a focus on domestic life and the role of women in communities
L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site L'Anse aux Meadows Living Reconstructions of three Norse buildings, archaeological remains
Lester-Garland House Trinity Avalon Peninsula Historic house website, reconstructed 1819/1820 period brick house
Lifestyles Museum and Cooperage Victoria Avalon Peninsula History website, information, blacksmith and cooper tools and equipment
Loder's Point Premises St. Lewis Labrador History information, local history and fishing industry heritage
Logger's Life Provincial Museum Grand Falls-Windsor Forestry website, recreated 1920s logging camp; branch of The Rooms
Mary March Provincial Museum Grand Falls-Windsor Multiple website, local history, artifacts and culture of the Beothuk and other are settlers; branch of The Rooms
Mockbeggar Plantation Bonavista Bonavista Peninsula Industry website, 1939 period fishing plantation house, fish store, carpentry shop, cod liver oil factory
Musgrave Harbour Fisherman's Museum Musgrave Harbour Maritime website, fishing industry artifacts
Net Loft Museum Rigolet Labrador History information, information, local history, tools and equipment of the fishing industry
Newfoundland Insectarium Reidville Natural history Mounted and live insect displays
Newfoundland Power Electrical Museum Victoria Avalon Peninsula Technology information, former hydro power station and replica sawmill
Norstead: A Viking Village and Port of Trade L'Anse aux Meadows Living Viking era port of trade village
North Atlantic Aviation Museum Gander Aviation Historic aircraft and the history of aviation in the province
Point Amour Lighthouse L'Anse Amour Labrador Maritime Mid 19th-century lighthouse, exhibits on the maritime history of the Labrador Straits
Pouch Cove Museum Pouch Cove Avalon Peninsula Technology website, local history
Provincial Seamen's Museum Grand Bank Maritime website, fishing industry and life along the coast; branch of The Rooms
Quidi Vidi Battery St. John's Military website, artillery battery during the War of 1812
Railway Coastal Museum St. John's Railway
Red Bay Community Museum Red Bay Labrador History website, local history
Red Bay National Historic Site Red Bay Labrador History website, information, information, 16th century whaling artifacts, archaeological finds
Road to Yesterday Museum Bay Roberts History website, turn-of-the-20th-century store and business displays, local history, located in the Western Union Cable Station building
The Rooms St. John's Multiple Includes the Rooms Art Gallery
Rorke Store Carbonear Avalon Peninsula History website, information, local history of the store, town's people and the fishing industry
Royal Canadian Legion Military Museum Grand Falls-Windsor Military information, information, operated by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Museum St. John's Law enforcement website, open by appointment
Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum Pleasantville Military information, history of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Ryan Premises National Historic Site Bonavista Bonavista Peninsula Open air website, restored merchant's premises with exhibits about: inshore, Labrador, international and seal fisheries; traditional Newfoundland outport furniture; local history museum about the inshore fishing community
Signal Hill National Historic Site St. John's Multiple Exhibits about the fort site and a Marconi wireless station
Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery Corner Brook Art website, part of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
Torbay Museum Torbay Avalon Peninsula History website, local history
Trinity Interpretation Centre Trinity Avalon Peninsula History website, local history
Trinity Museum Trinity Avalon Peninsula History website, local history
Twillingate Museum Twillingate History Local history and culture
Whitbourne Heritage Museum Whitbourne Avalon Peninsula History information, local history
White Elephant Museum Makkovik Labrador History website, local history
Willow Tree Museum Hant's Harbour Avalon Peninsula History information, information, local history
Winterton Boat Building Museum Winterton Maritime website
Wireless Relay and Interpretation Centre Fogo History information, local history, in particular the old Fogo wireless station
Ye Matthew Legacy Bonavista Bonavista Peninsula Maritime website, i5th Century replica of John Cabot's ship Matthew, exhibits about his voyage to Newfoundland