We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4S0, Canada
Phone Number: 709 454 4010
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 31 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A northern Albert Schweitzer

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
SkipJAtlanta
,
Atlanta
Add Photo Write a Review

31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta
Level Contributor
99 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto
Level Contributor
126 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vernon, Connecticut
Level Contributor
203 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alliston, Canada
Level Contributor
33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This house tells the story of how Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell lived while here in Newfoundland. He changed the life of people all along the Northern Peninsula and Southern Labrador. Setting up Hospital Ships and hospitals. A very interesting place to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wasaga Beach, Canada
Level Contributor
128 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is an excellent Museum to tour it is well displayed and has some excellent artifacts well displayed through out this home. Most of the items belonged to Dr Grenfell this home is located on the hill and well landscaped A must see while you are here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This museum is located near my home town and so I hadn't visited until i was out of my teens. Very interesting to learn things about your area that you hadn't realized. The Grenfell House itself is absolutely stunning. There is a walking trail that leads up to the old American Base right at the doorstep of The Grenfell House.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary
Level Contributor
38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had heard of Wilfred Grenfell but didn't realize the extent of his contribution until we visited this museum. The film was helpful, and the displays were very informative. I commend the museum for honouring his contributions. I agree with the comment about the excellent quality of the gift store which had a number of items which I didn't see... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

As a stamp collector, I was aware of the name 'Wilfred Grenfell', but knew nothing of him. This museum tells his story and part of the story of this part of Newfoundland. Museum exceeded my expectations and was above average for such a small, remote community. It also had the best gift shop that I came across on my tour... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Grenfell House Museum also viewed

St. Anthony, Newfoundland
 
St. Anthony, Newfoundland
 

Been to Grenfell House Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Grenfell House Museum

Address: St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4S0, Canada
Phone Number: 709 454 4010
Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. Anthony

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Grenfell House Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?