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The Rooms, Home of the Provincial Art Gallery

Get out and explore the city. Take a stroll around town, or discover some of our off-campus attractions. We recommend...

The Grand Concourse: a 125 km integrated walkway linking every major park, river, pond and green space in St. John’s.

One section, the Memorial Walk, provides a tour of campus and allows visitors and students to escape into the forest, wander around a pond, or take a morning jog. As you stroll with the welcoming birds and ducks, you will always stay within in a leap of a nearby campus.

The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery: The Memorial University of Newfoundland Collection consists of more than 6,000 artworks by primarily Canadian and provincial artists. Collected since 1961 by the university’s art gallery, the collection grew over the years through donations and purchases and is now administered by The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery.

It includes major holdings of work by artists such as Christopher and Mary Pratt, Gerald Squires, David Blackwood, Reginald and Helen Parsons Shepherd, Don Wright and Anne Meredith Barry. Art from this collection is displayed around campus and in The Rooms’ exhibitions from time to time.

The Johnson Geo Centre: This worldclass geological interpretation centre, is located in a distinctive building next to Signal Hill National Historic Site. Through its theatre and exhibits, the Johnson Geo Centre highlights the unique and remarkable geological features of the province as “Earth’s Geological Showcase.”

The Geo Centre also houses the ExxonMobil Oil and Gas Gallery and The Titanic Story, which tells the fascinating tale of the sinking of S.S. Titanic off Newfoundland nearly 100 years ago. Memorial University is a partner of the Johnson Geo Centre, providing expertise in the continuous development of the centre.