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.

Contact Information

Locations & Dates

  • 143 Main Street, Cow Head
  • 49.9133, -57.7949
  • Jun 1 - Oct 30



  • $5, child (10 and under) free. Inquire about outdoor hikes. Extra fees for special events.
  • Payment Options
    • MasterCard
    • Visa


  • Internet/WIFI