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Address: , St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4S0, Canada
Phone Number: 709 454 4010
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Description: Grenfell House is the restored residence of Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell...
Grenfell House is the restored residence of Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell. It is part of the Grenfell Historic Properties which also include The Grenfell Interpretation Centre, Grenfell Handicrafts, Tea House HIll & walking trail, the Dock House Museum and the Jordi Bonet Murrals at the Rontunda. Sir Wilfred was a young medical doctor who came to Newfoundland in 1892 and left behind a legacy of schools, orphanages, coop's and medical services, which still exits today.
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Dr. Grenfell's Work Continues to this Day

The museum was fascinating in that they tried to capture the best and most significant times for Sir Dr. Wilfred Grenfell. His work in Northern Peninsula and Labrador provided a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The museum was fascinating in that they tried to capture the best and most significant times for Sir Dr. Wilfred Grenfell. His work in Northern Peninsula and Labrador provided a solid foundation for social growth for today's Newfoundlanders. Be prepared for the historical gift shop that provides authentic items created by the locals.

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St. Anthony, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very interesting, lot's of history of Dr. Grenfell..Many old thing's still in place, just lovely to view. Never had alot of time when i went there will be going back.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A wonderful museum to visit, to learn about the way one man touched so many lives through his medical expertise, and he also cared for their spiritual needs. A truly amazing historical figure who impacted Newfoundland tremendously. Don't forget to visit his home too.

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Bloomington, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We stopped here on our last trip to Newfoundland and Labrador to sign up for a Kitchen Party as part of their Iceberg Festival. The Kitchen Party was great fun!! While the building is very nice and the exhibits are lovely, we didn't think there was very much to see. They do have a very nice gift shop but the... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

If you've visited the Grenfell museum, the home adds dimension and character to the narrative of his life and work. Its furnished and decorated with period furniture and an assortment of objects directly from his life and the life of his family. (See if you can spot the Daughter of the Confederacy certificate presented to his wife. Her father was... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I walked out of this exhibit wondering, "How have I never heard of this guy before?" Excellent and informative about medical care through the entire area and the contributions of Winfred Grenfell. This bears a slow walking through to follow the developments of his life and vocational career. Excellent exhibits and signage. Not really for small children. The introductory film... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I enjoyed looking at the photo's of Grenfell's expeditions. A great man that should have been taught in schools because of his contribution to Canada

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is an excellent Museum. We first watched the video before proceeding into the museum proper. There is so much information, artifacts, and stories of Dr. Grenfell. We spent a lot of time slowly walking around and reading as much as could be absorbed in one visit. We then went over to the hospital to see the murals; afterwards walked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A very nice introduction in the Welcome Center to medical care and attention in the Labrador and Newfoundland area. Through the exhibits one learns a great deal of history about the fishermen in this area also. Good exhibits and displays...

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Vernon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Make your first stop at the visitor center down the hill, next to the water. This home will round out Dr. Grenfell's story, showing the human side of this man who dedicated his life to the fishermen and local people. Full of artifacts from his life, read the newspaper account of his near death experience on the ice.

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