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Grenfell House Museum

St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4S0, Canada
+1 709-454-4010
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A Man On a Mission

The entire exhibit speaks volumes of how a man,directed by a God given mission, can accomplish so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Warren D
,
Peterborough, Canada
via mobile
Great memorabilia

Learn about this great doctor and how he went out of his way to tend to the sick even if it meant... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
chocoberrry
,
Wasaga Beach, Canada
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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“health care” (8 reviews)
“his life” (6 reviews)
“house museum” (5 reviews)
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St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4S0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The entire exhibit speaks volumes of how a man,directed by a God given mission, can accomplish so much with so few resources. His ability to inspire others to share his vision was remarkable. His efforts,though primitive by modern day standards, brought immense relief for so...More

Thank Warren D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Learn about this great doctor and how he went out of his way to tend to the sick even if it meant crossing the ice in winter and ending up having to be saved himself and what he did to keep himself alive using his...More

Thank chocoberrry
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grenfell Historical Society operates an Interpretive Centre which is what most reviewers here are commenting on; and then there is the Grenfell House Museum, which was the house where Dr.& Mrs.Grenfell lived here in St.Anthony. Both are worth a visit. The house is displayed...More

Thank Douglas D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice museum with an excellent short film about the doctor and his life's work. Hadn't planned to go here - thought it would be boring - but had vouchers from our tour. Thought we'd kill some time waiting for our whale watching boat tour...More

Thank amjoy373
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent museum is the first stop in this Grenfell experience, the first of a three part attraction. The ceramic work in the hospital across the road are interesting but the main attraction is the Grenfell home overlooking St. Anthony. Many original furnishings and personal...More

Thank ZephyrTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great little museum and it's displays are thoughtfully displayed to give visitors a pretty complete understanding of the relative importance of Dr. Grenfell's life and work in this region.

Thank Cubatan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You really learn about the man Mr. Grenfell and what he did for the community. Your ticket also lets you into his home which is located behind the hospital.

Thank alkeni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such an amazing man- took off one star for the displays with broken recordings. Never found the place where Grenfells and wife's ashes were laid

Thank ccmackay
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I did not know who Wilfred Grenfell was and the exhibits were a real eye-opener. It is simply amazing what he and his nurses were able to do to bring medical care to an isolated, impoverished area. The exhibits cover his life but concentrate on...More

Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This museum in Northern Newfoundland tells the story of Newfoundland and Labrador people who were living in abject poverty and kept that way by the merchants. Dr. Grenfell was a missionary Dr.from England who provided medical care and built hospitals and children's homes. There were...More

Thank gaddingabout2016
Cynthia R, Manager at Grenfell House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dr. Grenfell brought the much needed medical attention to the people of Northern Newfoundland and Labrador. He also thought the people to be self sufficient, creating hand crafted items that could be sold to provide food and clothing for their families. A visionary indeed. The...More

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