In celebration of the opening of The Annex, our new performance and exhibition space shared with the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl, Admiralty House is proud to present our "History meets Art" Speaker Series.
Storytellers, writers, and artists are often inspired by the past and use archival documents, folklore, oral histories, and photographs to craft new creations for the public to enjoy. Admiralty House has invited three speakers to discuss how they have used history and historical research to create their art.
In celebration of Canada 150, Admiralty House and the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl (AAMP) are proud to host the youth-based art exhibit "Who Are You?: The Youth Perspective on Canadian Identity." Youth between the ages of 14 and 19 are invited to submit an original piece of artwork for display from July 3 to August 25, 2017. Due to the limited space, pieces will be selected for the show based on how well they fit the theme of identity.
For more information on size restrictions and allowed forms of media, as well as to download the submission form, please click here.
Whether it’s for Guides, Scouts, Cadets or community youth groups, Admiralty House has the perfect activity. Our activities, coupled with a tour of the museum are guaranteed to educate and entertain. Here are the activities that are available and their suitable age group:
Morse Code Mayhem! Ages 5-7 Kids learn Morse code through clapping, stomping and singing, followed with games to get their bodies moving.
Fun with Flags Ages 5-8 The International Code of Signals is easy to learn if you’re spelling your own name. Children spell their names with naval signal flags in a colouring and cutting craft. This activity is best suited for smaller groups of under 20 participants and requires preparation prior to the booked day.
Amateur Radio at Admiralty House Ages 7+ Ever wondered what it would be like to talk to someone across town or even on the other side of the world without a telephone? Now you can find out by booking Amateur Radio at Admiralty House. Groups have a chance to chat over the radio with other amateur radio operators and play games. Note: This activity is volunteers dependent and may not be available on all desired dates.
Canada in 50 Years Ages 9-11 A lot has changed since Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949. Kids get a chance to have their thoughts heard on how Canada will change in the next 50 years by creating collages in groups and presenting to their peers. This activity meets badge requirements for Girl Guides.
Artifact Awareness Ages 11-14 Groups get a behind the scenes look at the museum’s collection while learning about how preserving artifacts and archival material can help us better understand our heritage. This is followed with a hands-on activity where children are taught how to properly handle historical materials, how to photograph them, and what they can learn from physical items of the past.
Seniors’ Tour and Tea is sure to delight all who have an interest in history and a passion for conversation! Groups of seniors can book tours of the museum followed with coffee, teas, and treats. A minimum of 10 people is
required for a booking.
Seasonal senior events are available in the summer. Check back for more program opportunities.
Our summer programs are done for the year. Check back in June 2017 for details on our upcoming programs.