The Rooms — with a view!

A new fixture on the St. John’s skyline is The Rooms, the recently opened facility housing a museum, art gallery, and archives. The name “The Rooms” comes from the name of the fishing facilities where families came together to process their catch.
 
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The Rooms is a tall and grand structure that is even more impressive from a distance since it is so prominent on the skyline of St. John’s.
 
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In the upper right, beside the Basilica of St. John’s the Baptist, is The Rooms.
 
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The view from inside The Rooms, looking out to Signal Hill.
 
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Inside The Rooms. The archives are to the right and one of the art galleries is to the left.
 
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The last of the Beothuks, the aboriginal people on Newfoundland when the Europeans arrived. They numbered less than a thousand at the time, and were very reclusive, occasionally coming into conflict with the settlers. Shanawdithit, the last known Beothuk, died in St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1829.
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