Tourism Region: Eastern Newfoundland
The Lester-Garland House was reconstructed as a museum and education centre to rekindle, promote and celebrate the strong cultural links between Newfoundland and Poole (and the hinterland region known as Wessex) in the west of England. It will provide a visable means of interpreting the historic links between these two areas and will also illustrate the role of Trinity as a centre of trade and commerce in the 17th - 19th centuries.
About the Collections
Historic house that belonged to an English-Newfoundland merchant. Original furnishings from the 17th - 19th centuries.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 150
Local historical documents
Architectural Records •
Prints and Drawings •
Household furnishing from 1820 period.
Furniture or Furnishings
Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings
Historic house and furnishings from 17th - 19th centuries
Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Marine History and Technology
Military History and Technology
Services & Activities
Can provide general history of the area
Archival Records •
Conservation or Restoration •
Genealogical Research •
Other: Research can be completed on site, a one time registration fee of $10.00 is required.
Research can also be completed by staff for $10.00 per hour.
History of the area
Classes or Workshops
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
: Age 18 and up (Post-Secondary)
Films and Videos
Meeting Room Rental
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchairs available
: Wheelchair access
Other: Parking not provided by the museum but freely available close by.
Volunteer Services Available
Number of Volunteers: 12
Become a member of the Trinity Historical Society for $20.00 per year. Members receive a yearly newsletter and are admitted free of charge to the historic sites.
Local Tourism Links
Catering can be arranged when renting the meeting room.
Publications and Products
Small gift shop
Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador
P.O. Box 8, Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador
Hours of Operation
By Appointment •
May 30 - September 30
Open: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
$12.00 per person will provide admission to seven historic sites in Trinity (the Trinity Museum, Cooperage, Green Family Forge, Lester-Garland House, Trinity Visitor Centre, Ryan Shop and the Hiscock House).
Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult and are admitted free of charge.