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“Incredible view of St. John's Harbour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Rooms

The Rooms
9 Bonaventure Avenue | St. John's, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5P9, Canada (Downtown)
709-757-8000
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Ranked #4 of 49 Attractions in St. John's
Type: Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: Worthwhile attraction if you are interested in Newfoundland history and culture. Awesome panoramic views from the restaurant.
Dartmouth, Canada
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“Incredible view of St. John's Harbour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We went to The Rooms while we were in St. John's, Newfoundland last summer. We spent several enjoyable hours touring the Art Gallery and Museum, and had a terrific lunch at the cafe there. The views of the city and harbour are truly beautiful, the best artwork of all.

Visited July 2012
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“Architecturally stunning, but rather "empty"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This museum/art gallery has some amazing exhibits, focussing on the cod fishing industry, the Queen's presence during WWII, and Canadiana. But, given the sheer enormity of the building, I was left disappointed, as it was so empty. The views of the harbour, from the inhouse cafe, are spectacular. So much glass...so much empty space. Learned about the Rodney fishing boat.

Visited September 2012
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Durham, New Hampshire
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“Museum interesting; artworks a stretch.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Museum with animals and Newfoundland history was very interesting and the children loved it; the artwork was a bit of a stretch. An exhibit covering Newfoundland in the first half of the twentieth century was detailed and personal; nice job. I am however, always surprised that the Rooms, a large building, doesn't have more exhibits.

Visited November 2012
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“Beautiful view of downtown St. John's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Great spot, amazing view and a nice restaurant on the top floor. Lots to see and learn from the exhibits.

Visited April 2012
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“Lots of head room”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

seemed like a few things in a very big space, glad I went when it was free. Interesting facts, don't know if it is a must see, but if you are in St. John's and have the time - go for it.

Visited October 2012
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