Discover the history of the Twillingate Islands at the Twillingate Museum, a former Anglican Church rectory that was constructed in the early 20th c. The museum houses several exhibition spaces. Visitors gain insight into the traditions of the local First Nations people, as well as the history of the early European settlers who later colonized these remote island communities. There is also a gift shop where you can purchase local arts and crafts, as well as books about Twillingate and its heritage.
Twillingate is one of the oldest ports in the province, and the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador is a great place to learn about the area's rich maritime history. This unique museum houses several exhibits relating to the traditional art of wooden boat building, the local fishing industry, and life in small fishing communities. Wooden boat building workshops and other special events are also organized at this museum. Alternatively, a visit to the Prime Berth Fishing Museum, approximately 8km southeast of Twillingate, provides a similar insight into Twillingate's maritime and fishing heritage.
Several fine art galleries are also located in Twillingate and the surrounding area, including the popular Driftwood Gallery, operated by acclaimed local artist Ted Stuckless. Twillingate's Artisan Market, Blue Barrel Gallery, Iceberg Shop, and Earth and Sky Healing Gallery also showcase the works of creative, local enthusiasts that produce handmade wares. About 40km outside Twillingate, further cultural attractions beckon, including the historical Durrel Museum and the Beothuk Interpretation Centre.