Newfoundland • Meadows

The Olde Brake House Museum

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  • Professional Retreats
  • Holiday Accommodations
  • Group Events

A unique blend of home comforts in the Bay of Islands with both catered and self-catered accommodation. The Olde Brake House Museum has a design typical of the period, with posts and beams sawed by a pit saw, and bay windows facing the water. All the furniture pieces are original artifacts, many crafted by renowned Newfoundland furniture maker William Winter. The museum is housed in the same original structure that his ancestors occupied in the 1800s, with all 10 rooms frozen in time as if a member of the family had just left them.

Professional Retreats

A stay with us bring students and professional people, boosts enthusiasm for their fields and benefits their education as well as lifting their spirits.

Holiday Accommodation

We have self-catered accommodation in our living museum house and can hold 12 guests and are ideal for a family or small groups.  The Brake House is the ideal place to unwind, refresh and refocus.  Many visitors regard The Brake House a home away from home and we pride ourselves in making everyone feel welcome.

Group Events

Use us for workshops, conferences, away days, retreats and intimate wedding parties of 40 and under.  Whether inside our elegant Museum House or outside in the beautiful grounds on the Humber Arm overlooking the Blow Me Down Mountains.  It’s the perfect place for birthdays, anniversaries, reunions and parties.

The Brake House is a place which allows you to be detached from the world and connect with yourself.

The Brake House doing what the Museum House does best:  Providing a comfortable space, free of distraction in a spectacular outport setting where visitors have time to talk openly, break down barriers and build strong bonds.

The Brake House is a very special place and our popularity as an event venue is rapidly growing.

Our growing reputation is built on people and place.  Our people will make every guest feel special and the place is a perfect setting for a celebration.

We can offer assistance with planning your event and can advise on other essential services and adventures.

Our in-house catering team is experienced in preparing delicious, attractive and competitively priced meals for all occasions.

We can ensure that your event runs smoothly and we stand ready to do as much or as little as you want.

The Brake House is an active professional retreat and a great group event venue.  It is also a rural retreat far from the maddening crowd.  Contact us for more information.