Thursday, September 5, 2013

Doors Open St. John's returns for 2013

Guest blog post by Christina Robarts

September 7-8 from 10am-4pm
It’s that time of year once again for the annual Doors Open event. Every year various sites around the city of St. John’s open their doors to visitors free of charge. For those who don’t know Doors Open is a unique opportunity for citizens and visitors to the province to celebrate our heritage through the exploration of some of our hidden historical, architectural and cultural gems. Doors open events are community-wide, open-hours events which provide the public access to architecturally, historically or culturally significant or interesting properties, free of charge, within a given time frame. The places and spaces included may be those which normally charge fees, or are not usually open to or promoted to the public.

This year we have 16 returning favourites and 3 new sites:

16 returning favourites
  • The Newman Wine Vaults
  • Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility
  • James J. O’Mara Pharmacy Museum, Apothecary Hall
  • Basilica of St. John the Baptist and Basilica Museum
  • The Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
  • Clovelly Stables Community
  • Art Gallery at the Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council
  • Central Fire Station
  • Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club
  • Quidi Vidi Plantation and Craft Incubator
  • Quidi Vidi Brewery
  • The Railway Coastal Museum
  • The YMCA of Northeast Avalon
  • St. John’s Farmers’ Market
  • Winterholme Heritage Inn and Spa
  • Suncor Energy Fluvarium
3 Sites participating for the first time
  • The Peter Lewis Gallery
  • Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove Museum
  • FarOut Fitness
Admission is FREE to all sites. For more details about times and days of participating sites please visit , Like Doors Open Days on Facebook or @DoorsOpenDaysNL on Twitter or on Instagram @DoorsOpenNL.

You can also email Christina Robarts, Doors Open Days 2013 Coordinator at

This event is sponsored by: CBC, The Telegram, Newfoundland Historic Trust, City of St. John’s, Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canadian Heritage, and Heritage Canada Foundation.

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