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Address: St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4S0, Canada
Phone Number: 709 454 4010
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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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A great piece of history of Labrador & Newfoundland

We had a few hours to spare that day, so went to the Grenfell House Museum. We were so glad we did. We watched a video of Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell. That is where I learned he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
Wendy K
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Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We had a few hours to spare that day, so went to the Grenfell House Museum. We were so glad we did. We watched a video of Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell. That is where I learned he went there in 1892, as a doctor, and found that no one in Newfoundland or Labrador had ever seen a doctor before. He... More 

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Town of Blue Mountains
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I knew nothing of the history of medical care in NL, and was astonished to learn. The tough times go a long way to explain the characters of the early "livers".

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Thank jbiblio
Abbotsford, British Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I am a distant relative of Sir Wilfred Grenfell so thought it might be interesting to spend a few hours. Both my husband and I were so impressed with this museum, not just because of my familial connection, but because the history of the area is showcased so well. The life of the people of Labrador and northern Newfoundland was... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This was a very casual, relaxed enviornment. I love to be able to wonder around & learn about the area I'm spending time in. Grenfell House was an exellent venue to do just that. Staff were very friendly & informative. I enjoyed the video so recommend everyone visiting watch it.

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Thank Kelly E
Pender Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We were so lucky to have had ladies accommodate our schedule by allowing us in on their lunch hour. We enjoyed our visit here immensely. Great history lesson. Lovely facility.

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Thank SchoonerLori
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The house is full of Dr Grenfell's life and family. The photo albums are truly worth the time to go through.

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Thank JohnStormy01
Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank Diana M
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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Thank canadatravler2015
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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Thank TEP1017
Bloomington, IN
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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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