Grenfell House Museum
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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Shaune C
Moncton, Canada116 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
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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GlobeTrotterNL1
Peterborough, Canada1,060 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
We really enjoyed this visit and the many interesting artifacts. The staff didn’t engage much, but we were fine to just look around and enjoy the house and its contents. We loved learning about Dr. Grenfell and his life’s work that was very much guided by his faith. An important historical character!
Written January 21, 2023
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Bucko007
Sudbury, Canada973 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • 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, Canada56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • 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, Florida506 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • 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, MA129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • 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
111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • 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, GA2,524 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • 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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Cliff J
London, UK2,085 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
The Grenfell House Museum is across the road from the Grenfell Interpretation Centre and you can buy a combined ticket for both sites. This is where Dr Grenfell (later Sir Grenfell) and his wife Lady Anne lived; they also designed the house together. It gives a different, private aspect to the life of Dr Grenfell and is well worth a visit. Beware that it closes for an hour at lunchtime 1200-1300. Be sure to also walk the Tea House Trail which starts immediately behind the house.
Written December 19, 2018
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Dominique L
Quebec City, Canada201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
The house has a lot of the furnishings and artifacts belonging to te family. The porch has great light. Unfortunately, the house is in rough shape, the roof is leaking. The student working that day was bored and did not seem to know about the history of the house.
Don' forget to walk on the trail departing from the house.
Written October 22, 2017
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