Sir Dr. Wilfred Grenfell was a medical missionary, originally from England. He arrived in Northern Newfoundland in 1892. His work established an International Association that would focus on health care, education, economic and social development on the Great Northern Peninsula and Labrador. One can learn more in St. Anthony, NL at the Grenfell Historic Properties.
The Grenfell Interpretation Centre interprets the life and times of Sir Dr. Wildred Grenfell and his impact on Northern Newfoundland and Labrador. A new exhibition will be launched this summer, entitled, “Adrift on an Ice Pan”. At this property one can enjoy time at the Lady Grenfell Tea Room and the Grenfell Heritage Shoppe. Adjacent is Grenfell Park, home to an accessible playground and the Grenfell dock, which offers scenic boat tours of whales and icebergs. A visit to the Grenfell House Museum is filled with artifacts from the days of which Sir Dr. & Lady Grenfell lived at this iconic St. Anthony home. A walk to Tea House Hill will take you to a scenic lookout of St. Anthony and the resting place of Sir Dr. & Lady Grenfell. The Grenfell Historic Properties has a number of programs, tours and special events throughout the season.
VISIT OUR PROPERTIES
- The Grenfell Interpretation Centre interprets the life and times of Dr. Wilfred Grenfell through a gallery of interpretive paneling and displays.
- The Grenfell House Museum is the castle on the hill that was the home to Dr. Grenfell and Lady Grenfell, built between 1909 and 1910.
- The Jordi Bonet Murals are a true gift to the people of the North, exhibited for all to see at the rotunda of the Charles Curtis Memorial Hospital, St. Anthony
- The Grenfell Handicrafts Store sells locally produced textiles, including the Grenfell jackets, hooked rugs, embroidery. It also supports local artisans and crafters.
FEATURE OFFERS & EXPERIENCES
Do you love bread? The Grenfell Tea Room offers a much loved favourite for lunch on Thursday, Newfoundland Toutons. Made from bread dough, fried until golden and served with wildberry jams or molasses & tea or coffee.
Dates: July 1- August 31st, 2021
A Scavenger Hunt is available at the Grenfell Interpretation Centre and the Grenfell House Museum for children
Children between the ages of 5-18 can visit the Grenfell Interpretation Centre & Grenfell House Museum any Tuesday during July and August for $2 plus applicable taxes with the purchase of a regularly priced adult admission. Multiple discounted child admissions are permitted with one paying adult. Ages 4 and under are free.
The Grenfell Interpretation Centre launches new exhibition, Adrift on an Ice Pan in 2021. This sensory experience takes visitors back to 1908 when Dr. Grenfell took a shortcut across a bay, but the ice broke up beneath him, his komatik sank, and one dog drowned. He and the other dogs climbed out of the water onto an ice pan, which drifted out to sea...
This walking trail provides a walk to the top of Tea House Hill. Interpretative panels and seating is placed along the route where Dr. Grenfell (and many town residents) used to walk to the scenic tea house, after a hard day of work. Sir Wilfred Grenfell, Lady Grenfell, and other colleagues are buried adjacent to this site, commemorated by memorial plaques.
GRENFELL HANDICRAFTS #SUPPORTLOCAL
The Grenfell Heritage Shoppe continues the legacy of Grenfell Handicrafts of producing locally made textiles, such as the Grenfell jackets, hooked rugs, embroidery. The shop also supports local artists and craft producers with a collection of carvings, jewelry, sealskin products, quilts, books, fabrics and other products. Your purchases help local producers and have the organization continue the Grenfell Legacy.
|Adults:||$10.00||(ages 19 – 59)|
|Seniors:||$8.00||(ages 60 & up)|
|Families:||$22.00||(2 adults | children under 12)|
|Youth:||$3.00||(ages 5 – 18 )|
|Groups:||$9.00||(Min 8 people)|
|15% HST tax applied to prices|