Lawrence House - National Trust

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

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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.

Wildlife Quiz for Kids

  • 2 April — 30 October 2015 *on now

Sharp eyed children visiting the museum can match the animals to their locations in the museum.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

Free

Politics in Launceston 1295 2015

  • 2 April — 29 May 2015 *on now

Politics in launceston from the Middle Ages to the present day dealing with Launceston's period as a 'Rotten Borough' and illustrated with original election materials form the museum's collection. There is also an accompanying quiz for you to tackle, Below a picture of Launceston's Labour Party Headquarters, long since disappeared,

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Let there be light

  • 2 April — 29 May 2015 *on now

Inspired by our lovely new lighting installed during the winter, 'let there be light' showcases objects from the museum's collection which show man's attempts to lighten his darkness,

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

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