Most cultures identify themselves through language, traditions, and their reflection in a skinny mirror. Witness centuries’ worth of self-awareness with today’s Groupon for a one-year membership to The Rooms on Bonaventure Avenue. Choose between two options:
- For $15, you get a one-year individual membership (a $40 value).
- For $25, you get a one-year family membership for two adults and two children under 16 (a $70 value).
Each membership includes:
- Free annual admission
- 10 per cent discount on special exhibits, programs, and workshops
- 10 per cent discount at the gift shop and on museum publications
- Weekly email greetings and updates
The Rooms’ collections, exhibits, and outreach programs recount the history of Newfoundland and Labrador through multiple collections of art, artifacts, archaeology, architecture, and archives. Mirroring the architecture of traditional fishing rooms where local families once gathered to process their daily catch and thoughts about space-time, The Rooms’ facilities—complete with panoramic views, multimedia theatre, and an atrium—play host to an array of permanent and visiting displays. Members earn unlimited access to permanent, temporary, and secret underground exhibits, such as Problem Child (through December). The exhibit features four emerging Newfoundland artists who work with non-traditional materials and concepts while basing their art in what are often considered fringe cultures. Meanwhile, Working on History: Watching Our Stories Unfold, an ongoing exhibit, explores artifacts that reflect life in Newfoundland and Labrador from the 1700s to present day. Museum staff will be in the gallery preparing artifacts, gathering information and answering questions about the exhibition and collections.
Members reap the benefits of free annual admission and weekly event news as well as 10 per cent off special-event admission, youth programs, gift-shop purchases, and seeds for baby museums. Members can also access records huddled in pith-preserving archives which—in privately given, still-image, film, manuscript, map, and sports-record incarnations—assemble a functional family of chronicles. All areas of The Rooms are handicap accessible, with wheelchairs or strollers available upon request.