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Address: Site 2A R.R.1 Comp 8, Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador A1Y 1C6, Canada
Phone Number: 709-589-8619
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Join us in Flatrocks Newfoundland; you’ll how life was once lived in this...

Join us in Flatrocks Newfoundland; you’ll how life was once lived in this outport community. Museum includes a 1 room school house, general store and blacksmith/hardware store and one of the largest photo collections of life in Newfoundland over the last century. Arrange to spend time for a historic walking tour, you’ll take in breathtaking views and learn how hard, but rewarding, life was 100 years ago! Walking tours require advance notice. School tours available.

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so much fun

accidently stumbled on this place and remembered seeing it on TV - very friendly owners - helpful and informative - beautiful views of the bay

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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toronto
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toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

accidently stumbled on this place and remembered seeing it on TV - very friendly owners - helpful and informative - beautiful views of the bay

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This is a must for people of a certain age, especially if you come from the area. I lived in Newfoundland for just 6 months as a child and there were things here that I remember. The store is fascinating. The couple show you around and tell you interesting facts. They have done a really good job building up this... More 

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Harbour Grace, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

A wonderful collection of artifacts from the past. Must be visited to appreciate! It recaptures an old way of life that is forgotten in most Newfoundland communities now. See things that maybe you remember from your childhood, or hear your parents or grandparents talk about! Don't miss it!

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Congratulations to a couple, Stan and Loretta, who have followed their passion and maintained the story of a town that was, for the most-part resettled community of Flatrocks. The buildings include one room school house, a general store, blacksmith shop, and photo museum, each of which is lovingly tended. The collection brings back memories (even though I grew up in... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Loved to fall back into my childhood! You can make this 5 minutes or an hour. Just touching all the old things was amazingly nostalgic. Whenever someone comes to NL, I try to fit this in.

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Carbonear, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

this is a little treasure spot...go back to your teenage or child hood years......you will be amazed at what they have foe you to see

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Worth taking the time to visit especially if you are interested in the history of the Carbonear/Harbour Grace/Freshwater/Victoria/Salmon Cove area. Hundreds of pictures of the area, old school year books, a general store that takes you back in time. The root cellar is constructed beautifully and really shows how much work was involved in sustaining a family through the winter... More 

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