Durrell Museum

Tourism Region: Central Newfoundland

A community museum housed in the former Arm Lads Brigade Armoury with artifacts form the Arm Lads Brigade, fishing, domestic and industrial articles circa 1900.Also Mounted Polar Bear Exhibit.



PO Box 83 17 Museum Rd.
Durrell, Newfoundland and Labrador
A0G 1Y0

Telephone: 709-884-2780/5537

Hours of Operation

Operations: Seasonal

Guided tours June through september.

Open: Open daily 9am - 6 P.M. pm June through Sept.

Open all holidays

Administration fees

Admission: Charged
Season Pass for requent users @ $3.00 per pass

Discounts: Groups • Students • CMA members

About Collections

Carpentry and coopering
Local transportation, documents, photographs

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 800


Letters, photographs and records from the Arm Lads Brigade and commercial establishments. Letters and cards from local citizens.

Manuscripts • Films and Videos • Photographs • Textual Records

Decorative Arts

Prints, glassware, dishes, personal articles. clothing.

Costumes • Glass • Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork • Musical Instruments

Fine Arts



Other Period: Nf before confederation with Canada


Human History

Fishing, local industry and domestic artifacts.

Ceremonial Objects • Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices • Communications Devices • Costumes and Accessories • Currency • Electricity • Fisheries • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Local History • Manuscripts • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Marine History and Technology • Memorabilia • Military History and Technology • Musical Instruments • Stamps • Weapons • Transportation : Marine : Non-motorized ground

Natural Sciences

Plants and Animals (Biological Collections)
Zoology : Mammals (Mammalia)

Services & Activities

Interpretation of artifacts
Local tourist sites and facilities
Information/Resource Centre
Internet accessable

Research Services

Original documents of the Arm Lads Brigade, letters, rifles, uniforms, musical instruments, drill instruction manuals and photographs.

Archival Records • Conservation or Restoration • Genealogical Research • Library
Other: Computeer facilities

Educational Programs

Museum open to school groups for educational field trips.

Other: Lectures by local historians and volunteers.

Visitor Services

Picnic/rest area on the grounds
Internet accessability
Tourist information

Films and Videos • Guided Tours : English • Accessible by Public Transportation • Audio Guides : English • Information Centre or Desk • Meeting Room Rental • Parking Facilities : Free : Bus • Gift shop • Washrooms • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Signs : Washrooms : Wheelchair access
Other: Inclement weather Inside viewing window and binoculars.
Other Guided Tours: Local fishing boat tours to school groups in the area

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available • Volunteer Training Offered

Number of Volunteers: 18

Activities: responsible for maintenance of museum & artifacts supervise workers during tourist season (periodically) act as museum attendants/tour guides on occasions fund raising/revenue generating activities meet regurlarly to discuss matters relevant to the museum.

Member Privileges

Membership Committee formed and interested individuals may now become members of the Durrell Museum .

Food Services

Picnic tables ooooprovided outside for public use.

Picnic Area

Publications & Products

Brochure with information on Durrell Museum history, hours of operation, directions.

Brochures • Museum Guide • Postcards • T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps • Videos
Other: Local and provincial tourist information and maps.


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