Sunny Cottage

The Sunny Cottage, originally constructed in 1907 as a grand Queen Anne-style residence for a local merchant, has been repurposed as a museum that exhibits superb craftsmanship of that era and offers insight into life on the south coast of Newfoundland in earlier times.

Sunny Cottage: Queen Anne-style Museum on South Coast

Sunny Cottage is an architectural gem that has stood the test of time. The grand Queen Anne style home was built in 1907 for a prominent local merchant, and the craftsmanship that went into its construction is nothing short of extraordinary. From the ornate woodwork to the stained glass windows, the attention to detail is evident in every corner of the home.

Today, Sunny Cottage serves as the town’s local museum, offering visitors a unique glimpse into the past. The museum’s individual rooms are set up to showcase different aspects of life on Newfoundland’s south coast shores, and visitors can see firsthand how people lived in the early 20th century. Each room is filled with antiques and artifacts that help bring the period to life, and the museum staff is always on hand to provide additional information and context.

One of the most interesting aspects of Sunny Cottage is the room dedicated to the many resettled communities on the south coast. During the 1950s and 60s, many small communities along the coast were deemed unsustainable and were resettled to larger towns and cities. This had a profound impact on the region, and the museum’s exhibit offers a poignant look at the people and communities that were affected.

A visit to Sunny Cottage is a must for history buffs and anyone who appreciates fine craftsmanship. The museum offers a unique opportunity to step back in time and experience life on Newfoundland’s south coast shores in a way that is both educational and entertaining. Whether you’re a local or a visitor to the area, a trip to Sunny Cottage is a great way to learn more about the history and culture of this beautiful region.


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