Journey Through Time


Museum - 1920'sOur Mission

The Corner Brook Museum & Archives Society, the governing body of the museum, is a non-profit organization whose statement of purpose is to research, collect, document, preserve, interpret and exhibit the natural, cultural, and social history of Corner Brook and the Bay of Islands.

About the Museum

The building itself is an artifact and it was constructed in 1925. During it's early days, the building housed the town's Magistrate's Office/Court Room, Post Office and Customs, and the Telegraph Office. The ground floor windows are still secured with bars - reminiscent of the holding cells that once held people awaiting their Court appearance, and also to safeguard cargo in customs. On December 8th, 1997, the building was re-opened as the Corner Brook Museum and Archives.

Today, Corner Brook's heritage is celebrated and preserved through the efforts of the Corner Brook Museum and Archives Society. In the spring of 2000, the museum received two awards; the Manning Award given by Newfoundland Historic Sites Association for excellence in the public presentation of historic places, and the Southcott Award given by Newfoundland Historic Trust in recognition of the significant contribution made to the retention of the built heritage of Newfoundland. On September 15, 2001, the Corner Brook Museum and Archives building was designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Services and Activities

Guided Tours (in English and French)
An Information Center
Community Archives
Research Services
Education Programs and Lectures
Reception Facilities
Children's Activities and Day-Camps (during the summer months)
Wheelchair Accessible

Hours of Operation

June 30 to August 31 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday)
September 1 to June 29 - 10:00am to 12:00pm & 1:00pm to 4:30pm (Monday to Friday)
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday.

Admission Fees (in Canadian currency)

Adults - $5.00
Students - $3.00
Children under 12 years of age - Free when accompanied by an adult.

Coat of Arms
The Coat of Arms, visible above the main entrance. The inscription reads "Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei" - "Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God."

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