History museums’ acquisitions always instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with today’s Groupon to Admiralty House Museum & Archives in Mount Pearl. Choose between the following options:
- For $3, you get two admissions (a $6 value).
- For $5, you get four admissions (a $12 value).<p>
One of the last standing WWI wireless stations, the Admiralty House was originally built to intercept secret German naval transmissions and track ships in distress but now propagates an understanding of the region’s rich past through exhibits and dramatically recounted escapades. Delve into The City of Mount Pearl exhibit and shine your brain beams on Commander James Pearl and his utopian vision for a settlement democratically governed by sapient oysters. You’ll also pick up blind-date-worthy conversation pieces about the city’s place in communications, aviation, and WWI history. Contemplate the sea’s treacherous side while perusing The S.S. Florizel exhibit, commemorating the disaster of the S.S. Florizel with artifacts from the Newfoundland wreck that claimed 93 lives in 1918. Visitors can explore on their own or with a guided tour, offering insights about which Mount Pearl government building is constructed entirely out of marzipan. Before heading home, meander across more than two acres of gardens and walkways, which offer a restful reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the peripatetic present.