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Lawrence House Museum

9 Castle Street, Launceston PL15 8BA, England
+44 1566 773277
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What's not to like ...a real gem

We visited on a really dismal day and were made to feel so welcome by the knowledgeable volunteers... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Janice A
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London, United Kingdom
Excellent Museum

An excellent couple of hours spent in this wonderful museum, very informative on the local history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mick A
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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9 Castle Street, Launceston PL15 8BA, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited on a really dismal day and were made to feel so welcome by the knowledgeable volunteers. It is a great place to visit to find out about Launceston and its past. Loved the Biba dress.

Thank Janice A
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent couple of hours spent in this wonderful museum, very informative on the local history, pleasant and informative staff. Would go again.

Thank Mick A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After 20 years we eventually got to visit this splendid museum. It is clearly laid out and each room is informative about the town's history. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Well worth a visit

Thank KitGolding
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big signs on road point you in the right direction. Loads to see, in this rather splendid house. Staff helpful. Watch out for stranger on stairs. Never knew about John Couch Adams and Neptune, very interesting.

Thank D38lawn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely little museum full of historical artefacts and run by some really genuine volunteers who obviously love their job and tell stories about the town. Whilst the museum may not be the biggest, it more than makes up for this with the...More

Thank keithY651
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to many museums but not one in a lovely house like this. It is easy to find and only slightly away from town centre. There is room after room of interesting objects and helpful volunteers. Plus a lovely garden to sit out in....More

Thank LadyFranklyn
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We spent a happy couple of hours in this local museum which covered many aspects of Launceston's history, geography and people. A lovely welcoming atmosphere and helpful volunteer staff. We were grateful that we were allowed to take some photos to share with family back...More

Thank Kindamindi
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is an ordinary local history museum. Always good for a visit, especially since entry is free. There are items from all epochs from prehistoric times onward. The mayor's parlour is a nice style room. The 19th century Polyphon is also very nice. There was...More

Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed 24 June 2017

It's free and has very pleasant knowledgeable volunteers. There are several rooms to explore telling the story of Launceston through the families living here. And more with rooms devoted to costumes,toys ,equipment etc etc. Easy to spend two pleasant hours here. Not exciting but genteel...More

Thank NotLordPercy
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely warm greeting from a volunteer gave us information leaflet but also gave us a brief guide as to which way to go. Something for everyone from young ones to senior citizens. Rooms well laid out. Local history room, toy room, costumes, my very favourite...More

Thank boydy73
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