Crow's Nest Military Artifacts Association Inc.
Tourism Region: Avalon Peninsula
The CrowsNest was an Naval Officers Club once frequented by many Naval and Air Force personnel during the 2nd World War. It was established in 1942 and houses a 1000 or more military artifacts, many dating to the 2nd world war. It is believed we have the largest collection of Gunshield Art. The CNMAA is a recognized museum association , set up to conserve, preserve and protect the many existing artefacts.
About the Collections
Collections are of Military interest with everything from Ship's crests to a periscope out of a U-190 which surrendered in Bay Bulls, a small community about 30 km from St. John's, NL. There is a large collection of Gunshield Art, photographs and paintings with a military theme and models of ships and aircrafts. There are also propellers, ship's bells and ship's wheels.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 1000
We have an inventory cataloque and are currently upgrading this catalogue to a digitized record.
Prints and Drawings •
Painted Gunshield Art and Ships Plaques/Crests
American • Canadian • Aboriginal or First Nations • European
Other Period: 1920-2006
Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Marine History and Technology
Military History and Technology
Services & Activities
Archival Records •
Accessible by Public Transportation
Volunteer Services Available
Number of Volunteers: 15
Activities: Doors Open Project
New Years Day Levy
Friday lunches from 12-2pm. Monthly dinners.
Catering Services •
The club is used by the public to host different events including folk song night and story-telling night
Publications and Products
Scuttlebutt is a quarterly magazine published by the Crow's Nest. There is also a book published called "A Safe Haven Sixty Years at the Crow's Nest
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps •
88 Water Street
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Hours of Operation
Open: Lunches are served every Friday from 12-2pm. Tuesday - Thursday open from 4:30pm - 7:30pm, and Friday 12pm-8pm and Saturday 1:30-7:30
Christmas Day, Regatta Day.