Carbonear Island Exhibit: Traces of the Past
Carbonear Railway Museum
Visit the Carbonear Island Exhibit: Traces of the Past and immerse yourself in a learning experience that is both interactive and educational. Prepare yourself for an extraordinary and educational journey into history: Carbonear Island has been many things to many people, not the least of which has been a refuge from danger and death during the 17th and 18th centuries. It has also been a fishing station, a navigational beacon for mariners, and most recently the site of an archaeology exploration that is unlocking the secrets of centuries.
The Traces of the Past Exhibit speaks to all of the above and is found in the Carbonear Railway Museum, 254 Water Street. Upon entering the building, through the farthest door on your right, you begin your journey of discovery in a room that will illustrate the profound impact of the Newfoundland Railway upon Carbonear and its economy for approximately 86 years. Artifacts from that era along with knowledgeable interpreters will inform you of this historic era and add to your store of facts concerning the Railway c. 1898 - 1984 in Carbonear.
Next you will be ushered into the first of two rooms that literally take your breath away. Through six thematic areas which flow one into the other, you are carried along on an historic tide. The present fades as you are immersed into a past that pulls you into an unforgettable historic experience:
This Exhibit is available to visitors from July until September 10 AM to 5 PM daily and also upon request at other times during the year.
The Museum is wheelchair accessible.
The former Carbonear railway station is now operated as a museum, and is home to a variety of interesting exhibits.