Trinity Museum

The Trinity Museum is located on Church Road, just beyond St. Paul's Anglican Church. The house has four rooms on the first floor and three on the second. Artifacts are also displayed in the hallway on each floor.

Adjacent to the main building is a Fire Engine Shed, for the display of the 1811 Fire Pump used by the Garland Firm for the protection of their properties and of the settlement.

The Museum dates from 1967 when the house was purchased. It is a seasonal operation and open to the public from mid-June to mid-October, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. It is also open by appointment at other times throughout the year.

  • The Store Room/Back Porch is currently our admission and craft demonstration area.

  • The Kitchen boasts a plethora of domestic items including a selection of glassware, crockeryware and oil lamps. Delicate samplers in time-honoured patterns grace the walls.

  • The Living Room holds maps and plans as well as medical instruments, survey instruments and a spinning wheel.

  • The Washroom houses Cobbler's tools, including a shoe maker's machine, hobnails and handmade leather boots.

  • A Bedroom displays saws (ice, pit, cross cut). Ship's equipment is also featured here--a ship's log, vessel pump, marlin spikes and jigger moulds.

  • Another Bedroom contains Army and Navy uniforms from W.W. I and W.W.II, photographs, a gas mask from W.W. I, muskets, cannon balls and a bullet mould.

The museum is open from mid-May to mid-October from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm daily. The price of admission, $20.00 per person, children 6 years and younger are admitted free of charge, includes entry to seven historic sites in the town -Visitors Centre, Lester-Garland House, Lester-Garland Premises (Ryan’s Shop), Cooperage, Green Family Forge, Hiscock House and the Trinity Museum - and may be purchased at the Visitor Centre. Visitors to Trinity are encouraged to purchase their admission pass at the Visitor Centre but may purchase it at any of the seven historic sites.

During the operational season, both staff and students demonstrate how to hook a traditional mat using scraps of cloth. The public are invited to try their hand at this traditional pastime.