Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum & Craft Shop

Identity area

Identifier

NL0067

Authorized form of name

Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum & Craft Shop

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Type

  • Municipal

Contact area

 

Glenda Reid Bavis, Curator

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Address

Street address

143 Main Street (P.O. Box 238)

Locality

Cow Head

Region

NL

Country name

Canada

Postal code

A0K 2A0

Telephone

709-243-2023 / 709-243-2466 (off-season)

Fax

Email

URL

www.paynemuseum.ca

Note

www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Henry-N-Payne-Community-Museum www.facebook.com/.../Gros-Morne-Fall-Fest..

Description area

History

Located at the northern tip of Gros Morne National Park, Cow Head is home of the longest running museum on the west coast of Newfoundland. The museum exhibits an intriguing collection of artifacts including an axe used in the double axe murder of 1809, a 700 year old walrus skull and stone tools used by aboriginal hunters over 4000 years ago. Exhibits also feature locally made functional and decorative items such as our hooked mat collection. Come visit and learn of the role of women, Dr. Henry N. Payne and our local history.

Local Handcrafted Items
Check out our assortment of local handcrafted items, traditional knitting and hooked mat kits in our Craft Shop

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Opening times

Open daily June – end of September.

Access conditions and requirements

Admission Fee $5.00 - Children under 12...free
Craft Shop only...no charge

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Public areas

Visit Veterans Memorial Park and ask about our outdoor guided tours of "The Head" & The Gros Morne Fall Fest.

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Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

143 Main Street (P.O. Box 238)
Cow Head, NL
CA A0K 2A0