• Group Bookings

    Group Bookings

Do you have a big group that wants to visit the Colony of Avalon? This page is for you! Search for the section that best applies to your group

Students/School Groups

We can accomodate school children from elementary school to high school. We like to book our school groups for tours near the beginning or end of our season (May to October), and we start taking bookings up to one year before your group comes to visit. If you would like to book online, please go to our “Book Now” page and scroll down to “School Tours”. Follow the prompts on the screen and we will reach out to you with confirmation.

Our school tours begin at 10 a.m. and go until 2 p.m. (We can rearrange our activities to allow enough time for your group to travel) Included with your group booking is rental of our Multi-Purpose room, which is a safe place to keep student belongings, and a great place to have your lunch. School groups get to experience each facet of the Colony, from the museum and dig site, to our 17th Century Kitchen.

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Private Tours

Take a tour catered to you and your group. Whether it is an excursion for your family, a work trip, or just a few friends getting together, we are here to support you. We offer special deals for groups of 10 or more, and can tailor your experience to what you are interested in seeing. Private tours typically last 2 hours, though they can be customized to your preferences.

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Community Organizations

Whether you are a Girl Guide Troupe, a Knitting Club, or some other worthy cause, we want to support you. We offer discounted tours to community groups, very similar to our School Group rates.

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Enquire for Group Bookings

Whether you’re looking to book one of the group experience types above or need a bespoke offering, or if you just need to get more information, fill out the enquiry form and someone from the Colony of Avalon team will get back to you.

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FAQs for Group Bookings

  • Q: Is there a chaperone policy / chaperone number limits
  • Q: What is the price per student for groups
  • Q: What is the maximum group size allowed?
  • We had a wonderful visit!

    We had a wonderful visit! Lulu and Lori were so knowledgeable and kind. The made us feel like family.
  • You aren’t done exploring NL if this isn’t on your list!

    Really knowledgeable + fun tour guides. you aren't done exploring NL, if this isn't on your list. We got a family pass which averaged out to $14 p/p which is amazing value- considering all the knowledge the tour guides would have learnt to present it in a easily digestiable way for tourists, well done!
  • I was fascinated by this history

    The Museum Center is very easy to get to just off the main road. The people are phenomenally polite. The museum admission price is reasonable and the staff has done an amazing job put together the history of the site. The combination of artefacts and document research shows a vibrant community of various faiths living together in a new land. As someone from Maryland I was fascinated by this history and the connection of Maryland to this place. Go - it is worth the time and energy.
  • Very cool active archaeological site

    Very cool active archaeological site with tons of interesting history on the settlement and power struggles of NFLD. Walking through the cobblestone paths was a treat, and the sweeping shorelines and waves are amazing to enjoy. Would recommend a visit for sure when travelling along the Irish loop!
  • One of the best places to visit…

    We completed the Irish Loop and stopped in for a visit to explore the artifacts and items on display. This was one of our best places to visit on the Irish Loop.
  • So fascinating!

    And the walk up to the lighthouse was worth it! The museum there, the ladies were very helpful and shared some very cool stories and full of knowledge! I’m jealous of where they live and their jobs. History is just so fascinating for this tiny little area on the planet, you won’t be let down by coming here just to see it first hand. It’s a small little museum but very interesting!
    Scott H.

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Calling all artisans! The Colony of Avalon Gift Shop is now accepting consignment items for sale in our Gift Shop. If you are a returning consigner who has been with us before, please reach out or drop by next week to drop off your stock!
Things have been busy lately as we get our new Gift Shop Manager up to speed, but we are excited and ready to welcome you all back!
A holiday treat for you all!
Are you planning a trip to Newfoundland in 2024? Book your tour today and save! 

After 5 years of keeping our prices the same, we finally need to raise our admission prices to keep up with our costs. As a private non-profit (not run by the government) we rely on admission sales and donations to keep our doors open. In advance of our price increase, we are offering our Guided Tours at 2023 prices until December 26th. What a great gift for someone visiting Newfoundland or even a local who you cannot find a gift for!
Don't worry! Tour times are able to be changed as your date gets closer.

**This promotion does not apply to archaeology programs
The Colony of Avalon Foundation formally invites its members and the public to attend our Annual General Meeting on December 9th, 2:00PM, at the Colony of Avalon Building or via Zoom. Dr. Barry Gaulton will be presenting the Archaeology Report for the 2023 Field Season and Board Chair Michael Harrington will be presenting on the operations of the Colony of Avalon including the Financial Report for the 2022 Fiscal Year. To attend via zoom, please email info@colonyofavalon.ca
Cutest thing in the lab. We have such a great team every year πŸ₯°
Happy Halloween from us here at the colony πŸŽƒ may your hauntings be merry πŸ‘»
Spending some time in the collections with the Bellarmine pieces.
Perfect sunny day to see the colony from the east coast trail β˜€οΈπŸ
A very quiet kitchen here in the off season.
Last day for most of our team until next year. Saying goodbye to sunny days in the lab (at least for now β˜€οΈ).