The Culture Rooms


Date: Aug 21
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Where: Level 2 & 3 Atrium
Cost: Included With Admission

Experience what makes the people and this place so unique.

MUSIC: When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Learn why music runs in our veins and try out an instrument or two yourself. Have you ever played an ugly stick?

LANGUAGE: Did you know we have our own dictionary? Become acquainted with local authors. Learn some new words, like sleeveen or callibogus. And discover place names that will make you giggle, such as Come By Chance or Blow Me Down Provincial Park.

NATURE: Mother Nature is highly respected here. Her high winds, dense fog, deep snow and horizontal rain have made us a hearty bunch and have defined our fashion sense. Learn about our spectacular hiking trails. Touch a piece of iceberg. And find out what capelin weather is all about.

HISTORY: Come find out what brought people to these shores hundreds of years ago and what has made us such a resilient and creative lot. Try your hand at splitting a cod or bring a turn of water. Learn about resettlement and the salt cod trade.

GENEALOGY: Many visitors have "roots" in this province. Some come with a clear understanding of where their families came from, while others only know that somewhere in their past there was a generation that started here. This kiosk shows you how to begin!

Events & Programs

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Tour
This tour will take you across land and sea, and through time to meet the peoples who made Newfoundland and Labrador their home for the past 9,000 years. We will explore the ...
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Music
From fiddle to accordion, from harp to vocals, come and check out our amazing local talent as they fill The Rooms with music and song from our province's rich musical ...
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Drop by for a fun drawing exercise. Make a postcard and mail it to your family and friends! Blind contour is a fast and fun drawing exercise that is used widely by artists to ...
12:00 pm
We love our food and we want to share it with you. Taste a Jam Jam, have a 'kiss', down a mussel, or brave bologna. Look for our volunteers handing out these traditional ...
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Join us for daily showings of the films katatjanik utippalianinga (The Return of Throat Singing), Handcrafted Hopedale, and Home: Stories of Newcomers to Newfoundland ...
3:00 pm
We love our food and we want to share it with you. Taste a Jam Jam, have a 'kiss', down a mussel, or brave bologna. Look for our volunteers handing out these traditional ...
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Robert Chafe for a panel discussion, hosted by Angela Antle of CBC, on his poignant play Between Breaths, about the life of Whale Man, Dr. Jon ...
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tour
Taking place on the 70th anniversary of Confederation with Canada, this exhibition gathers close to 100 artworks, images and objects from across The Rooms art gallery, ...
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Music
From fiddle to accordion, from harp to vocals, come and check out our amazing local talent as they fill The Rooms with music and song from our province's rich musical ...