Tours & Programs
Boat Building Workshops
Learn the craft of boat building as our forebearers did. Passed down informally through families, the skills required to craft small wooden boats were critical to survival. Our Resident Boat Builder employs traditional and contemporary methods to demonstrate wooden boat building. Using a hands-on approach, the sessions teach technical skills while providing a glimpse into the history of an enduring cultural tradition.
During the summer, the museum offers a program titled Creative Hands. It gives artists an opportunity to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and craft. The program features artists, musicians, and craftspeople whose creative works reflect Newfoundland and Labrador’s culture and heritage. This includes a wide range of demonstrations from wood carving to painting, birch broom making, rug hooking and musical performances.
June 15, 2019
9:30 AM – 5 PM
Join us at the Museum for a full day workshop with Kevin Coates, renowned wood carver. The workshop includes a pre-cut blank. Tools are required. To register or for further information, call the Museum at (709)583-2044
The Heritage Trail takes you through the scenic town of Winterton. View and learn about the local scenery, fishing stages and historic buildings.