Antiquities & Vestments 

The Basilica Museum - Mullock Library is the main repository for antiquities and vestments of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John's.

Some of the Antiquities and Vestments:

  • Sacred vessels from the Basilica Sacristy and various parishes
  • Pictures of the bishops and archbishops of St. John's, from the first pastor and Perfect Apostolic James Louis O'Donel in 1784 through to the present Archbishop
  • A sculpture, The Infant Jesus by renowned Irish sculptor John Edward Carew
  • Archbishop Roche's ermine Cappa Magna, or great cape and other ceremonial vestments
  • A massive lare 19th century reproduction oak table with eighteen chairs, in the "Jacobethan" style
  • A large collection of books in many languages; the oldest ones dating from the 1500s

Hours of Operation

Archives & Research Office  

Monday to Friday

10:00am - Noon 

1:00 pm - 4:00pm

Closed for Lunch 12:00 noon - 1:00pm

Basilica Museum Mullock Library

Summer hours | Tuesday to Friday

9:00am - Noon

12:30pm - 4:00pm

Closed for Lunch 12:00 noon - 12:30pm

For off season viewing contact Archives Office.

Contact Us

Archdiocesan Archives

Pastoral Center

200 Military Road

St. John’s, NL A1C 2E8

Tel: (709) 726-3660

Fax: (709) 726-8021


Ms. Emily Gushue


Tel: (709) 726-3660 | ext. 254


Located on the west side of the Basilica.

The entrance to the main office and reception is in the lane between the Basilica and the original Bishop's residence.