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Grenfell House Museum

St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4S0, Canada
+1 709-454-4010
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All about the Grenfells

The house has a lot of the furnishings and artifacts belonging to te family. The porch has great... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Dominique L
Quebec City, Canada
Grenfell Interpretive Centre Fascinating!

May have reviewed the actual house and the centre on the wrong pages... Sorry! The centre itself... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Paula S
Toronto, 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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“house museum” (6 reviews)
“medical care” (5 reviews)
St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4S0, Canada
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The house has a lot of the furnishings and artifacts belonging to te family. The porch has great light. Unfortunately, the house is in rough shape, the roof is leaking. The student working that day was bored and did not seem to know about the...More

Thank Dominique L
Reviewed 20 October 2017

May have reviewed the actual house and the centre on the wrong pages... Sorry! The centre itself is a very interesting compilation of Grenfell's contributions to Newfoundland. Lots of information and artifacts to look at including models of the hospital ships and the surgical equipment...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The great work done by this individual and his organization at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century is just fascinating.

Thank harry w
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This was one of the attractions we wanted to see as we planned our cruise ship stops. So when we arrived here in St. Anthony it was the first place we wanted to see. Dr. Grenfell did so much for this area and they tell...More

Thank Richard F
Cynthia R, Manager at Grenfell House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017


Reviewed 18 September 2017

We were running short on time so went to see the house first.After seeing the house we needed to backtrack and see the museum to learn more about the man, his mission and its impact on the people.

Thank c4pl
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The Grenfel Museum tells the story of Dr. Grenfel and his contribution to the people of Labrador. Dr. Grenfel, besides being a doctor, was a missonary and a sailor. He dedicated his lift to the people in Labrador and the small Northern Communities. He did...More

2  Thank Cynderella43
Reviewed 12 September 2017

If you’re in the west side of the island (and perhaps visited Labrador too), then going to St Anthony to see these properties is well worth the visit. The context to understand the way the people lived is given here. Dr. Grenfell did a lot...More

1  Thank Deborah K
Reviewed 24 August 2017

You are best to visit this home after going to the Historical Properties main building and viewing the Grenfell exhibits. Lots of interesting period furniture, most of which belonged to the Grenfells. A beautiful sunlit porch. Interesting décor and explanations of living as a medical...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Talks about the life and accomplishments of Dr. Grenfell. It was heartening to read about his sacrifices and dedication to improving the health and the lives of the people who lived in this part of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Thank ninapo
Cynthia R, Manager at Grenfell House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017


Reviewed 17 August 2017 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
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