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The Rooms

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Absolutely worth the time to go through this magnificent space. An excellent, heartbreaking exhibit... read more

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Ottawa, Canada
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A place not to be missed, not a varied menu but salads and sandwiches were excellent and along with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paradise, Canada
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The Rooms is a place for all of us: for those who live here and those who want to experience it fully. Part sanctuary, part showcase, part classroom and part playground, it’s both a destination and a journey. This is a gathering place, a creative...more
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9 Bonaventure Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3Y9, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely worth the time to go through this magnificent space. An excellent, heartbreaking exhibit dedicated to Newfoundlanders in the Great War, as well as other fascinating exhibits. Totally with the time - very happy I went.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A place not to be missed, not a varied menu but salads and sandwiches were excellent and along with the spectacular view of St. John's Harbour and Signal Hill adds to the ambience of The Rooms, once meal is finished it is worth your while...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Perched atop one of the highest hills in St. John's, this is a must see for the view alone. The restaurant on the top floor has the best view. We didn't eat there but enjoyed a coffee with friends and the food looked and smelled...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

I love The Rooms and I really enjoy taking my friends there when they visit St. John's. The Rooms has a nice little cafe as well where you can get breakfast and lunch and occasionally afternoon tea. It's definitely worth visiting if you're ever in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

As beautiful as any gallery and museum I've visited anywhere else in Canada and Europe. Need multiple visits to take it all in. The views are amazing (of the harbour and the city). Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Visited during Emily Pittman's exhibition - unique,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

A beautiful big provincial museum that is made up of big open spaces and beautiful architecture. Most of the displays are fantastic historical museum displays of the province! Great for those of us only interested in history but not that engaging for those of us...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

We like the Rooms. The café is so-so, the gift shop is pleasant, the layout easy to navigate, the Newfoundland art is engaging. On this trip, the exhibit on Beaumont-Hamel (where so much of the Newfoundland Regiment was destroyed at the Somme in 1916) was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

A wonderful museum. Plan to spend a few hours. There is so much to take in. Views from the 3rd floor are spectacular.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank GerryP1633
Reviewed January 20, 2019

The rooms is a huge building with a huge array of things to see and do..it has a museum ,an archives for the histor5 and genealogy buffs...there are changing attractions here on different floors throughout the yea4..a great place to see some culture and history...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ramona551
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I've visited The Rooms several times and each time there were new and interesting displays. The view from The Rooms is amazing. Come view the displays and have lunch.

Date of experience: September 2018
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May 21, 2018|
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Response from Chris A | Reviewed this property |
I agree with everyone here. I'm one of those visitors who tends to read every panel and I think we went through the museum in less than three hours, including a dessert stop at the café.
March 7, 2018|
Response from Twofunnewfs | Reviewed this property |
They do but I do not know when. I'm sure a quick google search could help you or if you gave them a call.
May 18, 2017|
Response from 299marion2017 | Reviewed this property |
The Rooms is located far up a hill, which affords an amazing view. The taxis are good here, so use them. Probably Water St and George St are close enough to walk to. if you want to eat at Adelaide's, reserve many hours in... More