St John's museums tell a variety of stories, relaying the history of our region to visitors from around the world.
Admiralty House Museum and Archives
3 Centennial Street
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, A1N 1G4
(709) 748-1124, fax: 748-1115
Former British Admiralty Wireless Station, now communications museum. Exhibits on H.M.S. Calypso, Sir James Pearl, Sports Hall of Fame and Short Wave Radio Room. Meeting room or gardens available for rent.
Open year-round; winter hours: Mon-Fri 10 am to 5 pm; summer daily 10 am to 8 pm.
Lillian Stevenson Nursing Archives & Museum
LA Miller Centre, Forest Road
St. John's, Newfoundland, A1A 1E5
(709) 722-4656, fax: 777-6969
The only combined hospital medical nursing archives/museum in Canada. It has a collection of hospital artifacts from the earlier days of medical and nursing practices in Newfoundland.
From Jan 01 - Dec 31 Thursday s 2 pm to 4 pm
285 Duckworth St
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, Newfoundland, A1B 4J6
(709) 729-0917, fax; 729-2179
Main branch of the Provincial Museum. With 3 floors of exhibits including artifacts from 9,000 years of Aboriginal History. Learn about Newfoundland 's fishing families. Close-up view of puffins and other wildlife.
Open year-round 9 am to 9:45 pm (closed Mondays & Statutory holidays), Sundasy 12 noon to 4:45 pm.
Newfoundland Science Centre
5 Becks Cove
P.O. Box 1312
St John's, Newfoundland, A1C 5N5
(709) 754-0823, fax: 738-3276
A hands-on interactive science centre for all ages, with special exhibitions and live demonstrations. Experience science the way it was meant to be... hands-on and fun.
Open Year round, daily from 10:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday 12:00-6:00 Sunday
James J. O'mara Pharmacy Museum
488 Water Street (at Apothecary Hall)
St. John's, Newfoundland, A1E 1B3
(709) 753-5877 fax: (709) 753-8615
This 1895 heritage drugstore is a replica of a working apothecary, complete with set of store fixtures, shop bottles & pharmacy implements used in the preparation of medicines (pill makers).
Open Jun 15 - Sep 15 daily 10 am to 5 pm, by appointment rest of the year.
Newfoundland Railway and Coastal Boat Museum
St. John's, Newfoundland, A1B 1R7
(709) 737-1503, fax; 737-1065
In this magnificent heritage building this museum relates the 100 year history of the Newfoundland Railway and Coastal Boat service. Also houses city of St. John's Archives/Tourist Information.
From Jan 01 - Dec 31
Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum
45 Smithville Crescent
Mailing: P.O. Box 5785, St. John's, NL A1C 5X3
709-722-9034, fax: 709-722-9035
Regimental museum & archives with a limited collection of special interest to Royal Newfoundland Regiment historians and former family members with direct regimental ties. Call for hours.
From Jan 01 - Dec 31