What’s new?

Winner of 2018 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence!


Open now until Friday 26 October 2018 – open on Saturday 14 July 

Shelterbox Coffee Morning in museum Saturday 14 July 10.30am – 1pm

Free entry and you can visit the museum too 




New exhibition in Downstairs Exhibition Room – finishing end of October
Launceston’s notable buildings within the town walls
An updated version of last year’s fascinating exhibition prepared by Launceston U3A Local History Group & Friends of Lawrence House Museum retrun by popular request – new facts – new photos – new artefacts like this patten – worn on the bottom of the shoe or boot to keep the wearer and her skirts out of the mud and snow

This was slipped over the wearer’s shoe to keep her out of the mud

Non-slip sole of lady’s patten


William Wise Herbarium Exhibit updated

This year, the William Wise exhibit has been modernised and updated.   As in the past, every week a new page is turned to reveal a plant in bloom for the time of year and is displayed alongside a photograph of the same plant. Wise’s Herbarium can be accessed online and is still an invaluable resource for modern day botanists.








“Strictly Polyphon” the double CD of all 50 discs played on our working Polyphon now available for purchase

Strictly Polyphon Cover


It is on sale at Launceston Tourist Information Centre in the centre of town or from the Museum for £10.

It is also available by post for £12.20 (inc. post and packing).  Simply send a cheque made payable to “Friends of Lawrence House Museum” and a clear note of your name and address to Cherry Warne, Lawrence House Museum, 9, Castle Street, Launceston PL15 8BA and she will be happy to send you a copy without delay.

We regret that, at the Museum, we can only take cash or cheque payments made payable to “Friends of Lawrence House Museum”