About Us

Twillingate Museum

“Where the Past is always Present!”

The museum, in operation since 1973, is housed in the former Anglican Church Rectory built at the turn of the century. The museum features rooms furnished in the style of that period along with exhibits dedicated to special people.

There are collections of family histories, historical photographs, local cemetary data, Beothuk and Maritime Archaic Indian artifacts.

A well stocked craft shop features local arts and crafts, souvenirs and a wide selection of Newfoundland and Labrador books.

About the Collections
Victorian period furniture; medical instruments; gun collection; printing press c.1834; Dorset, Inuit and Beothuk First Nations artifacts; Sealers’ Room.
Opera singer Georgina Ann Stirling’s stage garments with pictoral history
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 10,000

Local historical documents.
Prints and Drawings • Manuscripts • Photographs

Decorative Arts
Costumes • Furniture or Furnishings • Glass • Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork • Musical Instruments • Textiles or Tapestries

Human History
Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices • Costumes and Accessories • Currency • Fisheries • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Imaging : Photographs • Manuscripts • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Medical History and Technology • Musical Instruments • Printing and Bookbinding • Religious or Liturgical Objects • Stamps • Toys and Games • Transportation : Marine • Weapons • Needlework • Mat Hooking