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Grenfell House Museum

P.O. Box 93, St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4S0, Canada
709 454 4010
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Grenfell House is the restored residence of Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell. It is part of the...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Calgary
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We spent a very interesting couple of hours in the Grenfell Museum. The information is very well presented so that little guidance is need to understand the life and times of Grenfell and the impact he had on health care in Newfoundland. The short movie is very informative. The presentation of material is much better than that at the national... More 

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Mississauga, Ontario
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Toured the Interpretive Centre & House while visiting St. Anthony. Terrific exhibits (although a lot of reading if children are along). Informative re the history of the area, and the extraordinary contributions of Grenfell that changed life of the fishers & trappers in the outports of Labrador & Newfoundland. Well worth the visit.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Don't miss the opportunity to visit this well-kept historical home! It is lovely. You can envisage what the home was like by going through the many different rooms and admiring the many artifacts.

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Bowser, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The museum is well laid out and gives you a better understanding of the Grenfell work that took place and who he was. There is alot of reading so I don't think this is a museum for kids. We went through and read alot of it and skimmed other places just because it was so much reading. Of course we... More 

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Dryden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

When we arrived the employee meet us at the door to tell us that they would close in an hour and that we didn't have time to see the museum....??? I am sure she was correct but she was quite rude and certainly gave us the impression that we were not welcomed there. We went to the gift shop to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Really enjoyed our visit to this museum and learning about Dr Grenfell and his numerous accomplishments. I had never heard of him before the visit and left in awe of this visionary and unselfish man. Clearly his legacy lives on today. Well worth the visit to both the museum and his house across the road and up the hill slightly.... More 

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Before we planned our trip to Newfoundland, we had never heard of Winfred Grenfell. From our travel booklets, we learned that he was a doctor who came to Newfoundland as a young man and treated many people. From visiting this museum, we found that Dr. Grenfell was a "saint" on earth who devoted his whole life to caring for and... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

It gave you a good feeling of what like was like during the time of Dr. Grenville. The old furniture was great to see and I even grew up with a gramaphone like the one there and I still have it!

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