At the Barbour Living Heritage Village, we take great pride in our heritage and are delighted to showcase it at every opportunity. Open from May to mid-September each year, we are pleased to offer the following products and services to local residents and tourists alike. Whether travelling alone or part of a tour group, we’ll make sure you enjoy your visit. (For Tour Groups, please call ahead and let us know how many are included in your group and when you will be arriving. We’ll be ready and waiting for you.)
Products and Services
- Cultural and experiential tours exploring the lives of the Barbour Family and the rural Newfoundland way of life;
- Olde Shoppe Restaurant, a licensed restaurant offering a variety of delicious Newfoundland foods with a focus on simplicity and freshness;
- The Rita Love Memorial Kitchen, a special kitchen within the restaurant where you can take part in culinary experiences;
- Picnic baskets containing everything you need to enjoy eating in our great outdoors;
- Poop Deck Craft and Gift Shop, a craft shop offering a wide selection of traditional arts and crafts;
- Art gallery profiling Newfoundland-based artists;
- Sealing Interpretation Centre complete with historical artifacts and a life size schooner built inside;
- Neptune II Theatre, a state-of-the-art live theatre providing entertainment throughout the summer;
- Monument and Commemorative Artwork in the Gardens in memory of special people;
- Audrey’s Tickle Bliss, a two-bedroom hospitality home;
- Visitor Reception Centre providing information on the Village and other attractions in the area as well as the Walking Trails; and,
- Group Functions, our Waterfront Premises is the perfect spot for special events, retreats, business meetings, weddings and the like. High speed wireless internet capability, catering services and wheelchair accessible.
Check out Things To Do for more information on these products and services. Explore our website to find out more information on the place, people, culture and history of the Barbour Family and Village.
The Barbour site won the Southcott Award for three buildings for significant preservation and restoration of heritage structures, the Manning Award for outstanding achievement in the preservation of history, culture and structures. In 2003 the Cultural Tourism Award presented by Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador / Government of Newfoundland and Labrador / the Department of Canadian Heritage. In 2004 the site was voted by tourists as the Number 1 Tourism Attraction in Central Newfoundland. The award was presented in 2005.