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.

Venue Type:

Museum

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

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Foreign Artists inspired by the Cornish Coast

  • 3 April — 30 June 2017 *on now

FOREIGN ARTISTS INSPIRED BY THE CORNISH COAST (by kind permission of David Tovey), Lawrence House Museum is fortunate to be hosting this wonderful exhibition from Monday 3 April until Friday 30 June 2017. All the paintings on display are from the collection of David Tovey, a leading expert on the artists who came from abroad to join the colony of painters who settled in St Ives in the late 1800s. Many of the paintings have not been on display in the UK before. Entry to the Museum and exhibition is free. It is hoped that art groups and schools as well as members of the public will take the opportunity to come to see these unique paintings during the currency of the exhibition. The Museum is open every weekday (including bank holidays) until Friday 27 October during the hours of 10.30 to 4.30 (last admission 4pm) and all Bank Holidays. During the currency of the exhibition it will also be open on Saturdays 8 April, 13 May & 3 &10 June. If you want to bring a party of adults, please contact the Curator. For school parties please contact Judith Cayzer, our education officer see contact details below. Our telephone number is 01566 773277
email: lawrencehousemuseum@yahoo.co.uk, You can keep up to date with our website: www.lawrencehousemuseum.org.uk , The museum is signposted from all the Town’s car parks and has a ramp for wheelchair access to the ground floor. We look forward to seeing you.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

None

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

Admission

Free

Saturday opening June 2017

  • 10 June 2017 10:30am-4pm

Our Saturday opening for this month

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Fake or fortune June 2017

  • 20 June 2017 10am-12pm

Richard Hamm of Bearnes, Hamprton & Littlewood, auctioneers and valuers, will valuse and advise

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Saturday opening July 2017

  • 8 July 2017 10:30am-4:30pm

Our Saturday opening for this month

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Saturday opening August 2017

  • 12 August 2017 10:30am-4pm

Our Saturday opening for this month

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Saturday opening September 2017

  • 9 September 2017 10:30am-4pm

Our Saturday opening for this month

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Saturday opening October 2017

  • 14 October 2017 10:30am-4pm

Our last Saturday opening for 2017

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Lawrence House - National Trust
9 Castle Street
Launceston
Cornwall
PL15 8BA
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lawrence-house

E-mail

lawrencehousemuseum@yahoo.co.uk

Telephone

01566 773277

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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