By the Bay Museum

Tourism Region: Kittiwake Tourism Association

Our museum is located on the ground floor in a newly renovated room (65'x 22'),overlooking the beautiful ocean and next to a historic graveyard. We have new exhibits telling the history of Lewisporte & surrounding area. Our themes are Logging/Sawmill, Railroad/Coastal boats, local World War I & World War II, "Ladies Touch", general history etc. ( Plus an ongoing slide show of old historic photos )



235 Main Street
Lewisporte, Newfoundland and Labrador
A0G 3A0

Telephone: 1-709-535-3900
Fax: 709-535-0418

Mailing Address: 
By the Bay Museum
PO Box 569, Lewisporte, Newfoundland and Labrador
A0G 3A0

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Hours of Operation

Operations: By Appointment • Seasonal

We open at the end of May to the end of Sept. Open for tours by appointment during off season.

Open: Open 7 days a week ;
Monday to Sat. 9 am. to 8 pm.
Sunday; 1pm. to 5 pm.

Closed Oct. to May( subject to change )
Tours available by appointment during off season...

Administration fees

Admission: Charged
$3.00 adults
$2.00 seniors / students

$7.00 Family rate

Discounts: Groups • Seniors • Students

About Collections

Logging and carpentry tools. Photographs, painting and books. Old Household and children's items. Photography equipment. World War I & II artifacts, uniforms and documents . Medical equipment collection and a 28-foot hooked rug depicting history of Lewisporte. Two old wooden boats, 1 large stationary engine

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 500


A collection of old photos. A collection of oral history, past and present.

Prints and Drawings • Manuscripts • Films and Videos • Photographs • Sound Recordings

Decorative Arts

Paintings depicting the historical buildings that were located in Lewisporte, (sadly these building have been torn down.) A WAR Art collection by student in 1997.

Costumes • Furniture or Furnishings • Textiles or Tapestries

Fine Arts

Painting • Photography

War Art

Human History

We have an array of artifacts ranging from an old telephone, typewriters, to a medical equipment collection used by our local pioneer Doctors. we also have household objects such as appliances(ringer washer, ice box) to a German Machine gun.

Ceremonial Objects • Communications Devices • Computing Technology • Costumes and Accessories • Fisheries • Forestry • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Imaging : Photographs : Video • Industrial Technology and History • Local History • Manuscripts • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Marine History and Technology • Medals • Medical History and Technology • Military History and Technology • Musical Instruments • Oral History • Printing and Bookbinding • Transportation : Aviation : Marine : Motorized ground : Non-motorized ground : Railway • Weapons

Services & Activities

Guided or non-guided tours, interactive exhibits indoors and outdoors exhibits.

Research Services

An excellent collection of Oral History. Recorded interviews of seniors from this area. This includes pioneer Doctor, nurse, teacher, sailors, sawmill worker, homemakers {one lady who was 103 years young }, several World War II Vets, Merchant Marine & Newfoundland Forestry Service, railway worker etc..... (All interviews have been transcribed)Plus we have a small collection of reference books & CD's. (We are hoping to expand onto our Oral History exhibit.)

Archival Records • Information Centre • Slide Library • Video Library

Educational Programs

We offer guided tours, for the local schools and Girl Guides,Cubs,Boy,Scouts , etc.....
But we are planning to develop more programs to provide to the public.

Demonstrations • School Programs : Age 5-11 (k-6) : Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
Other: Historical facts handouts given to local groups who visit the museum.

Visitor Services

For our scheduled Bus Tours, we offer tea / coffee & homemade buns, tarts, along with beautiful traditional entertainment (music or acting skit)

Films and Videos • Guided Tours : English • Accessible by Public Transportation • Information Centre or Desk • Meeting Room Rental • Nature Trails, Walks or Gardens • Parking Facilities : Free : Bus • Reminiscence or Oral History Kits • Gift shop • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Signs : Washrooms : Wheelchair access • Cloakroom • Washrooms • Audio Guides : English
Other: picnic tables, benches, observation deck built on the edge of the beautiful harbour of Lewisporte.

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available • Volunteer Training Offered

Number of Volunteers: 6- 8

Activities: serving lunch to tour buses, musical entertainment,clean up ....

Food Services

Tea, coffee, homemade muffins, buns, loafs, berry tarts and homemade preserves.
(To scheduled bus tours)

Picnic Area • Reception Facilities

Local Tourism Links

Local AttractionsHotelsOther Services

Other Services

Room available for rentals for Board / Meeting room, Birthdays parties, baby showers, retirement parties.. etc

Publications & Products

For the past 3 years we have been running an item in our local weekly newspaper "The Pilot". My piece is called:
By The Bay Museum Memories
" Filling In The Blanks "
I submit 1 or 2 old photos from our historic past to the newspaper, requesting information from their readers about these particular photos. We also provide brochures of the By the Bay Museum and Craft Shop.
I also submit stories to the MANL. newsletter

Brochures • Newsletters


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