What’s new?

Winner of 2018 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence!


Open now until Friday 26 October 2018 – open on Saturdays 8 September & 13 October 

Coffee Morning in aid of the FLEET (Frontline Emergency Equipment Trust) in museum

Saturday 13 October 10.30am – 1pm

Free entry and you can visit the museum too 

“Fake or Fortune?” Free antiques valuation by Richard Hamm of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
23 October & 20 November


New exhibition in Inner Hall Display Case – finishing end of October
Celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Nevill Northey Burnard
11 November 2018 is the bicentenary of the birth of Cornwall’s forgotten but, in his day, renowned sculptor.  The museum is celebrating with a display of some of his work from the museum’s collection and some kindly loaned by the Royal Falmouth Polytechnic Society.  Burnard went to work for his stone-mason father at age 10  but showed a precocious early talent.  His career went from rags to riches to rags again and he died in the workhouse  at Redruth.  Come and see examples of his work and learn more about the man.

Shell Cameo by Nevill Northey Burnard aged 12

Bust of John Couch Adams by Cornish sculptor Nevill Northey Burnard


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”