Rorke Stores Museum


Constructed entirely of wood, this building is of a sort rarely seen in Newfoundland today. The mortise-and-tenon jointing of massive timbers within the building are reflective of a construction style not commonly seen anymore in the province. Designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1988 because of its historic and aesthetic value. The "Balancing the Scales" exhibit is on display at the museum.

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  • 215 Water Street, Carbonear
  • 47.7381, -53.2283



  • $5 per person or $15 for family for all three buildings (Rorke Store Museum, Carbonear Railway Station and Old Post Office Museum)


  • 75 - 100 persons
  • Internet/WIFI