What is the Crow’s Nest?

At the height of the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II, in 1942, St. John’s was the home port for the Newfoundland Escort Force, a handover point for the critical supply convoys. The Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club served as a retreat, for the remainder of the war, where allied naval and merchant officers could relax, share their stories of victory and loss, and have a home-cooked meal.

The Club has become a living museum, owned and supported by volunteer members, that commemorates the contribution of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve, and the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve during World War II.

The Crow’s Nest Military Artifacts Association (a registered charity) conserves, preserves, documents, and displays the hundreds of artifacts related to the War that have been collected.


How to Find Us

The Crow’s Nest is located in the heart of historic St. John’s, near the harbour.

Hours of Operation

hours of operation are irregular due to COVID-19, please call or email prior to your visit for current opening times.

Contact Information


[email protected]

P.O. Box 23161
St. John’s, NL
Canada, A1B 4J9


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