Provincial Seamen’s Museum – A Division of The Rooms
Permanent Exhibition: Living The Life – Objects of Identity
Explore artifacts from the land and sea, used by Newfoundland families from the 1800s to the mid 1900s.
The people of Newfoundland have long been industrious and resourceful – making a living from the sea and land. This exhibition features artifacts commonly used from the 1800s to the present.
The ground floor celebrates the province’s profound connection to the sea. It includes tools of the inshore and offshore fisheries and of the merchant operations behind these industries. Artifacts of ships, sailing and navigation are featured.
The second floor presents life on the land – objects from the museum’s agricultural and transportation collections and items related to trades, professions and work in the home. This out-of-the-vaults style exhibition allows for the presentation of a large, varied selection of the local heritage. The visitors are invited to explore, ask questions and to share the memories they have of the artifacts on display.