Grenfell House Museum

Grenfell House Museum, St. Anthony: Address, Phone Number, Grenfell House Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Grenfell House Museum
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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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Katherine O
Calgary, Canada54 contributions
Family
Great little museum, very reasonable prices. Watch the short film first and read more inside. Great well presented exhibits and fascinating stories. As a Newfoundlander, I never knew or remembered the history here. The gift shop is very well stocked including seal skin boots, lots of high quality traditional products. There is a tea shop as well with excellent treats. The actual house is up the road further and there are fun stories it is haunted.
Written July 1, 2022
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SKBL
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Couples
This is a modern, well organized exhibit. The back story was unknown to me arriving on a cruise. We were glad we spent the time listening, looking and learning about the area history and a couple, and the volunteers they recruited, who devoted years to improve life for the inhabitants from the late 1800s to 1930s, with a legacy that continues. There are multiple stories, accompanied by photos and artifacts. One that stood out included the work with orphans, with a blanket of thanks from them with their names embroidered. Take the time. It's worth it.
Written August 9, 2022
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Paul P
Labrador City, Canada70 contributions
Friends
Took in the museum and gift shop …. Just ok …. Then went across to the site of his house … TOTALLY AMAZING !!!!
The guide @the house was very knowledgeable… got to roam around and see the actual artifacts … then too a short uphill walk to the site of his ashes
Written September 15, 2021
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Shaune C
Moncton, Canada105 contributions
We decided to drive to St. Anthony and visit the Grenfell House Museum. First of all, the signage was non-existent. We drove around for a bit before we found it. Once there, the door was locked and no one was around. On line it said the museum was open until 5. Granted we arrived about 12:55 pm, but there were no signs to say "be right back" or "at lunch, back at 1". We were very disappointed.
Written June 17, 2022
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Bucko007
Sudbury, Canada455 contributions
Couples
Little known quiet exhibit. Did not know about this man before but I am a fan of his work now. It is not well visited but should be. Good informational video to start then the exhibits are fabulous. Be sure to visit his house after. Many neat artifacts from that time. It is well maintained.
Written July 23, 2022
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Judi09
Nova Scotia, Canada57 contributions
Couples
Every Canadian should get the chance to visit this house.

Every country needs heroes, a much over used term, but people of integrity, boundless energy, vision, humour, courage. People who are the foundation of the myths that build a country. Sir Wilfred Grenfell is one of ours: missionary, doctor, scholar, adventurer, visionary.

Imagine what the coast of Labrador and northern Newfoundland was like 100 years ago. Cold, isolated, poor and largely forgotten. Its people both native and European were starving and sick from diseases like small pox, pneumonia, diphtheria, whooping cough. No Medicare and almost no medical help.

Enter a young English doctor who travelled by boat to isolated coves to help. Not just help but raise money to build schools, hospitals, orphanages and attract medical staff from all over the world.

The museum house where he lived in St Anthony shows in pictures, artefacts and words the amazing life of this man, his equally competent wife and many others that came to help. It's stunning.
Written August 7, 2019
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Cynderella43
Fort Lauderdale, Florida538 contributions
Family
The Grenfel Museum tells the story of Dr. Grenfel and his contribution to the people of Labrador. Dr. Grenfel, besides being a doctor, was a missonary and a sailor. He dedicated his lift to the people in Labrador and the small Northern Communities.

He did a lot of amazing work, which was noted by the Queen of England and he was knighted for it.

If in the area, I would definitely RECOMMEND going in to see all that Dr. Grenfel accomplied.

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Written September 17, 2017
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dbsopera
Vineyard Haven, MA134 contributions
Friends
Grenfell’s home, charming museum where the arctic explorer and doctor lived.
Helpful staff
Great walk up to the old tea room- long since burned down, but a great location.
Such an important man in st. Anthony.
Well worth the short hike up to his home
Written October 2, 2019
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Thanks for visiting the home where Dr. Grenfell and his family lived. It's a lovely heritage house, and a great view at the top of the hill where Dr. Grenfell and his staff used to go for an afternoon cup of tea and scone to relax in a lovely tea shack. Thanks for the response and comments.
Written October 3, 2019
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Travel3Kids
77 contributions
Family
We visited the interpretive center, viewed the film and visited the house. Definitely worth the time - about 1.5/2 hours total. We enjoyed the film and the history of the Grenfell family and medical treatment of the people in the fishing industry. The house was very well done and had lots to look at and discuss.
Written August 29, 2019
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Trek-Always
Alpharetta, GA2,493 contributions
Couples
This is worth an hour or two to walk through. Displays are well done and easy to follow. Grenfell and his wife have had a huge lasting impact on NL.

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Written August 1, 2019
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