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The Rooms

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The Rooms featuring theatre scenes

Browse the work of talented artists and dive into thousands of years of history at the largest cultural center in Newfoundland.

Learn about Newfoundland and Labrador through its history, heritage and art at The Rooms. The large cultural space in downtown St. John’s encompasses an art gallery, museum and archives showcasing different aspects of the province. Browse archeological relics, study paintings and search through historical documents.

The Rooms is not an easy building to miss. It looms large above the city skyline on the site of an old fort. Before you visit each of its venues, consider taking the 15-minute orientation tour which is included with the price of admission.

Explore Newfoundland’s natural and cultural history in The Room's museum. A mix of permanent and rotating exhibits are spread over three floors and cover more than 12,000 years of history. The permanent collection focuses on people in the province, from those who lived here 9,000 years ago to 18th-century residents. There are also interactive exhibits for children.

Get to know the work of the talented artists of Newfoundland and Labrador in the art gallery. More than a dozen galleries display temporary exhibitions covering a variety of art forms, including sculptures, paintings, printing and modern art installations. Inside the Provincial Archives division, you can study historical records and photographs, including regional government documents.

Take advantage of the building's height to enjoy panoramic views. Go up to the atrium and look out over the city and harbor.

With its downtown location, The Rooms is easy to reach by public transport. Metrobus, the city’s public transit system, stops nearby. On-site parking is free, although after 3 hours you will need to put a tag in your windscreen which you can collect from the cultural center.

The Rooms is open every day except for some major holidays and closes on Mondays between October and May. Admission charges apply with reductions for seniors, children, students and family tickets. Children aged 5 years and under get in for free. Wednesday nights are free as are the first Saturdays of each month between October and May.

Top Hotels Close to The Rooms

Jag Boutique Hotel
Jag Boutique Hotel
4.5 out of 5
115 George Street West, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $114 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Located in Downtown St. John's, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Newman Wine Vaults, George Street, and Mile One Centre. St. John's Convention ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (989 reviews)
"Great hotel. Love the vibe there."

Reviewed on Aug. 1, 2021

Jag Boutique Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn St. John's Newfoundland
Hilton Garden Inn St. John's Newfoundland
3 out of 5
150 New Gower Street, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $134 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Located in Downtown St. John's, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Avalon Peninsula and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Newman Wine ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (434 reviews)
"Very bright, clean, brandnew, and with nice city and harbor views."

Reviewed on Aug. 1, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn St. John's Newfoundland
Alt Hotel St. John's
Alt Hotel St. John's
3.5 out of 5
125 Water Street, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $139 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Located in Downtown St. John's, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Avalon Peninsula and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (352 reviews)
"High tech rooms"

Reviewed on Jul. 22, 2021

Alt Hotel St. John's
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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The Duckworth Boutique Hotel
The Duckworth Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
331 Duckworth Street, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $74 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
The Duckworth Boutique Hotel
Jag Boutique Hotel
Jag Boutique Hotel
4.5 out of 5
115 George Street West, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $114 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Jag Boutique Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn St. John's Newfoundland
Hilton Garden Inn St. John's Newfoundland
3 out of 5
150 New Gower Street, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $134 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 4
Hilton Garden Inn St. John's Newfoundland
Alt Hotel St. John's
Alt Hotel St. John's
3.5 out of 5
125 Water Street, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $139 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Alt Hotel St. John's
DoubleTree by Hilton St. John's Habourview
DoubleTree by Hilton St. John's Habourview
3.5 out of 5
2 Hill O'Chips, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $129 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 19
DoubleTree by Hilton St. John's Habourview
Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John's Conference Centre
Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John's Conference Centre
4 out of 5
120 New Gower Street, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $132 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Delta Hotels by Marriott St. John's Conference Centre
The Murray Premises Hotel
The Murray Premises Hotel
3.5 out of 5
5 Becks Cove, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $102 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 25
The Murray Premises Hotel
Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
4.5 out of 5
115 Cavendish Square, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $121 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 10
Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
Holiday Inn St. John's Conference Centre, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn St. John's Conference Centre, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
180 Portugal Cove Road, St. John's, NL
The price is CA $113 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Holiday Inn St. John's Conference Centre, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.