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
An Information Center
Education Programs and Lectures
Children's Activities and Day-Camps (during the summer
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
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, Easter
Admission Fees (in Canadian
Adults - $5.00
Students - $3.00
Children under 12 years of age - Free when accompanied
by an adult.
The Coat of Arms, visible above the main entrance.
The inscription reads "Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei" -
"Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God."