Lawrence House - National Trust

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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.

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Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Admission is free but donations, which support the work of the museum, would be appreciated.

Additional info

Disabled access to the ground floor only (6 rooms).

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Weapons and War, Coins and Medals, Archives, Social History

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Museum open for 2017

  • 3 April — 27 October 2017 *on now

Lawrence House open for visits for 2017 until Friday 27 OctoberLots of new things to see and do

Suitable for

  • Any age



Lawrence House - National Trust
9 Castle Street
PL15 8BA




01566 773277

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