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Lawrence House Museum

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Wish we had more time

I'll have to come back to this lovely shipbuilder's home as my friends and I didn't have enough... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Halifax, Canada
Glad we stopped!

Our B&B recommended this visit and we are glad we went! Our guide was very knowledgable and she... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Lowell, Michigan
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8660 Highway 215 | B0N 1T0, Maitland, Nova Scotia B0N 1T0, Canada
+1 902-261-2628
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

I'll have to come back to this lovely shipbuilder's home as my friends and I didn't have enough time to fully enjoy the grounds. It is worth stopping in if you are traveling in the area. The site is part of the Nova Scotia Museum...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Our B&B recommended this visit and we are glad we went! Our guide was very knowledgable and she tailored the tour to the hour we had before going rafting. Fascinating history.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mjarema
Reviewed 29 September 2017

A truly fine experience of a beautiful shipbuilders home and life story of one of Nova Scotia's greatest ! Very good museum staff with superb knowledge of the life of William Lawerence the family and the ships he built and sailed around the world, a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in on the recommendation. Elizabeth is a walking encyclopedia for the home. We were planning only a short visit but stayed 90 minutes. We learned so much of the local history, well worth the time.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MarciaV_13
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This museum is directly across from the River Runners Rafting. It is an old Captains home and gives a presentation of the ship building days in this small town. It's worthwhile to drop in if you are driving by.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Rowcliw2000
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Loved this museum. On our first visit, Elizabeth was our guide and she was terrific. Loved her stories about W D Lawrence, his family, his ships and his beautiful home. We did not have time to finish our tour, so we came back the next...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Judy G
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were driving in the small town of Maitland and spotted this museum.We stopped just before closing one day.The lady and the man that were running it had no problem showing it to us.They stayed after the closing time just so we could tour it.The...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank gooilersLeduc
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We visited many historic homes during our travels in the Maritimes. This was one of the best for a number of reasons. First, the guide was wonderful - she knew her stuff and was very engaging. Second, the items displayed in this house are directly...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Happened upon this museum by following signs from the highway. We were given a wonderful tour by Shirley who was full of fun and interesting info for adults and kids. The kitchen had a bunch of toys and items the kids could explore and play...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank 667lauriel
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Knowledgeable guides escort you into the past within the home of William Lawrence and his contributions to the area around Maitland. The little inventions or modifications that Lawrence made for his family are really intriguing. Definite place to visit when you are in Maitland.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Bob W
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