Dr. Henry N. Payne Community Museum & Craft Shop

Cow Head

Hear tales of Virtue and Villainy! Longest running museum on the west coast of Newfoundland. The Museum exhibits a collection of artifacts dating back to the early 19th century. View archaeological artifacts, a 700 year old walrus skull and the axe from the Axe Murder of 1809. Hear about the role of women and see our hooked mats. Craft Shop on site. Take in guided tours of Cow Head Summerside and Lighthouse Trail. Fall Festival held in Oct. American Tour Bus Assoc, place to see in Gros Morne.

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Within Gros Morne National Park, Museum, Craft Shop (local craft), Veterans Memorial Park, , restroom, guided tours of "Cow Head Summerside", close proximity to Shallow Bay Beach, Gros Morne Theatre Festival, Botanical Garden, accomodations and meals. Museum guided tour or self guided tour, craft shop, Veterans Memorial Park, guided outdoor tours of various trails, craft demonstrations, restrooms, wifi.

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$5 - 10 and under no charge. Inquire about outdoor hikes.

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143 Main Street , Cow Head
49.9134, -57.7947 (Download GPX)
Jun 12 - Oct 27
+1 (709) 243 2023
+1 (709) 243 2466
1(709) 215 0785
+1 (709) 243 2023


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