Lawrence House (National Trust)
9 Castle Street
Lawrence House, Launceston, is a fine Georgian house built in 1753, located in a street which John Betjeman described as 'having the most perfect collection of 18th century townhouses in Cornwall'. It is owned by the National Trust and leased to Launceston Town Council, who use it to house the town museum, and for the Mayor to host small gatherings.
The museum is spread over three floors of the house with numerous exhibits divided between loosely themed rooms. The exhibits focus predominantly on local history, inhabitants of the town whose activities were recognised in their day, and Launceston's association with Australia.
April to October Monday to Friday 10.30 to 16.30 (last admission 16.00) and on occasional Saturdays (see website).
Admission is free but donations, which support the work of the museum, would be appreciated.
Disabled access to the ground floor only (6 rooms).
Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Weapons and War, Coins and Medals, Archives, Social History