Lawrence House Museum

Lawrence House Museum, Launceston: Address, Phone Number, Lawrence House Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Lawrence House Museum
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Elizabeth R
Ottawa, Canada2 contributions
May 2014 • Solo
Well staffed by very helpful volunteers. Collections were well displayed. A very pleasant experience.
Written May 21, 2014
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Kath S
Bristol, England, United Kingdom19 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Came across this museum quite by chance. Found it very interesting and would well recommend a visit. Well laid out
Written July 23, 2019
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Peter B
19 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
A little gem of a Museum! Spent about 2 hours and could have spent longer. Terrific help with the exhibition by the very friendly staff and all for free. You must go! Really well laid out and a credit to The council!! Thank you
Written April 4, 2019
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pops1940
Bath, UK190 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Rarely do you find such a gem of a museum with a population of less than 10k. Stunning, informative and just what you want from a museum. Everyone can marvel at the exhibits and the rooms which takes you back in time. Even the smell of the tack room in the cellar reminded me of bygone years. A definite must see. Very suitable for young children too - a great trail is included.
Written August 15, 2018
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janmar50
Somerset, UK22 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
If your previous experience of museums is a load of broken pottery in glass cases, you are in for a very pleasant surprise here. This museum has something for everyone, ranging from the history of Launceston to the Second World War, old farming tools , costumes, household items, coins, a Victorian kitchen, and a fascinating display room devoted to four of Launceston's not so well known but should be more famous sons. The Toy Room has a large display of toys - spot the ones that you remember - and also has toys for children to play with, which is great for introducing children to museums. Don't miss the Polyphon in the inner hall. One of the friendly and knowledgable volunteers will give you an old penny to slot into this huge 'music box '. Entry to the museum is free, but there is a donations box in the entrance hall and I can't imagine that anyone, having spent such an enjoyable time as we did, would pass it by.
Written October 30, 2017
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Mick A
Peterborough, UK86 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
An excellent couple of hours spent in this wonderful museum, very informative on the local history, pleasant and informative staff. Would go again.
Written August 7, 2017
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JAKErin17
Cambridge, UK4 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
Great for a couple of hours to browse the museum (in the unlikely event of a little rain!). The volunteers are very knowledgeable and helpful.
Written May 4, 2017
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Sandra M
United Kingdom90 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
This is a museum about Launceston, by the people of Launceston, created with love and care. Entry is free, although donations are welcome, and each room of this private dwelling has a different theme. It is well worht a visit, and plenty of advice and local knowledge is on hand. To avoid high car park fees, park in the Pannier Market, right up at the top, where it is £2.00 for the whole day. Launceston is so small that it is only a shortish walk to the museum. Go through the castle grounds to get there, which is an extra treat
Written September 10, 2015
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Karenza777
Launceston, UK69 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
so much to see with great displays of the local history of the town and surrounding areas See if you feel chilly in the reputed haunted room
Written March 17, 2015
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Pete H
Warminster, UK105 contributions
Oct 2013 • Family
The house has been very well preserved, the exhibits in each room told the history of Launceston. The staff and guides were very knowledgeable and helpful.
Written October 12, 2013
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