Fishermen's Museum and Porter House

The Fishermen's Museum was started in 1969 by artist George Noseworthy and a group of local residents who saw the need to preserve and promote the local fishing heritage that was so rapidly changing. A few years later, nearby Porter house was acquired and restored. An adjacent one-room schoolhouse, leased from the Anglican church, has also been restored. The Porter House is furnished much as it was when it was built and is a typical fisherman's home of that period. Artifacts include fishing equipment, tools, kitchen utensils, and models of various types of boats used in the inshore fishery. Special events at the Museum include slide presentations of old scenes of Port-de-Grave, demonstrations of carding and spinning wool, matting and net-making.

Location: Hibb's Cove, Port de Grave; one hour from St. John's or a half hour from the TCH via Roache's Line

Admission: adults $2.00, children under 12 $0.50, group tours $25.00, free with MANL membership card


Wheelchair accessible (museum only)

Listing Details

Hibb's Cove, Port de Grave, Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, A0A 3J0
June 20 to Labour Day, daily, 11 am to 7 pm; off-season visits by appointment (786-3900/786-3912)
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