The Museum offers a unique heritage and cultural experience for those interested in the history of Harbour Grace and Conception Bay, Newfoundland. Currently at the Museum we have:
• an ‘Aviation Room,’ where visitors can learn about Harbour Grace’s important role in transatlantic aviation (including the story of Amelia Earhart!);
• a ‘Pirate Room,’ which contains storyboards relating to Peter Easton’s adventures in Newfoundland and on the Atlantic;
• a ‘Fishing Room’ presenting the history of mercantilism and shipbuilding in the region;
• a ‘World War Exhibit’ (with regimental uniforms), dedicated to the island’s military and naval legacy; and
• a ‘Period Setting Room,’ filled with traditional late-nineteenth-century artifacts.
Guests can receive guided tours through each room, with presentations specifically catered depending on age level, general comprehension, and relevance. Tours run roughly forty-five minutes.
In the park, tourists will find two Historic Sites and Monuments Board plaques commemorating Rev. Laurence Coughlan, ideological founder of Methodism in Newfoundland, and Harbour Grace’s history of transatlantic aviation. These plaques were refurbished in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Another plaque from the Newfoundland Medical Association commemorates the life of Sir Thomas Roddick, of Harbour Grace.