Brett House Museum

Joe Batt's Arm, Fogo Island

The Brett House Museum was built around 1870 by John Brett, and was extended on by John's son Charles. Charles spent time in England during WWI and was inspired by the architecture of British homes. The scalloped shingles on the outside of the extension are all hand-carved by Charles. His wife Matilda was a gifted craftswoman and her hooked mats are on display. The house remained in the Brett family until 1997, and the interior and the exterior remain in pristine condition.

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Guided tour of a 100 year old home, hooked mats are on display. Come and experience mat-hooking, A 'community' hooked mat will be available at the Brett House, and visitors can add to the mat (instruction will be provided).

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36 Brown's Point Road , Joe Batt's Arm
49.7268, -54.1724 (Download GPX)
Jun 1 - Sep 30
+1 (709) 627 3570
+1 (709) 266 1320
+1 (709) 266 1323


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