After initially trying to tackle the museum by ourselves and quickly becoming overwhelmed the amount of information on offer, we opted for a free tour by one of the museum's staff. Our tour guide took us through the different rooms of the museum, providing an excellent overview of the different aspects of boat building throughout Newfoundland history.
The first section of the museum took a look at tradition Inuit and Beothuk boats and how they were constructed; this included seal skin Kayaks, Canoes made from birch bark, and the unusual W-shaped Canoes used by the extinct Beothuk people to chase Caribou into the water.
Here, we got to try our hand at caulking: the method used to waterproof wooden boats using Oakum.
Here's a few more pics from the trip: