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Grenfell House Museum

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Address: St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4S0, Canada
Phone Number: 709 454 4010
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Grenfell House is the restored residence of Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell....

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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Excellent rainy-day activity in Saint Anthony

This museum offers a terrific history of the local area and the man most essential to building it. I had very little idea about Dr Grenfell before arriving in the area and I'm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum offers a terrific history of the local area and the man most essential to building it. I had very little idea about Dr Grenfell before arriving in the area and I'm really pleased to have learned more. The museum is set up very effectively, from the introductory movie to the layout of the exhibits. What the Grenfells accomplished... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had not heard of Wilfred Grenfell before but our B and B host told us a bit of his story and suggested that we stop by the museum. I am so glad that I did. It was quite fascinating and the museum is very well laid out. The information gave me a better understanding of the Newfoundland people and... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum may be small, relatively speaking, but it offers an exceptionally good visual narrative of Dr. Grenfell's life and exploits. It's not to be missed if one wishes to know more about the early history of Newfoundland.

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Conception Bay South, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are informative, and the video was excellent. It really transfers you back into time, and makes you appreciate the challenges of the day.

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Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The house located on Maraval Road was built by Dr. and Mrs. Grenfell in 1909 and holds many original furnishings and artifacts. Not much has been changed since it was built which makes it unusually and wonderfully authentic. A set of scrapbooks kept by several individuals who volunteered at the Mission during the early 1900’s provided fascinating glimpses into historical... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We never expected to enjoy so much this museum sharing the story of the work of Dr. Grenfell. We read every exhibit note. It was so interesting and such an eye opener. We feel the exhibit was extremely well thought out and displayed. It was very very good. Such devotion and commitment by Dr. Grenfell and those he gathered to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Seeing the actual home that Dr Grenfell lived in and viewing the things that would have been familiar to him and the time period was very informative. Give yourself at least half an hour to wander through.

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Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We had a few hours to spare that day, so went to the Grenfell House Museum. We were so glad we did. We watched a video of Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell. That is where I learned he went there in 1892, as a doctor, and found that no one in Newfoundland or Labrador had ever seen a doctor before. He... More 

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Town of Blue Mountains
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I knew nothing of the history of medical care in NL, and was astonished to learn. The tough times go a long way to explain the characters of the early "livers".

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Abbotsford, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I am a distant relative of Sir Wilfred Grenfell so thought it might be interesting to spend a few hours. Both my husband and I were so impressed with this museum, not just because of my familial connection, but because the history of the area is showcased so well. The life of the people of Labrador and northern Newfoundland was... More 

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