Lawrence House Museum

We are happy to welcome you back to the Lawrence House Museum.  We have been working to create a safe experience for you and our staff.  Check out our “Know before you go” guide to help prepare you for your visit.

Who We Are

In 1874, William D. Lawrence secured his place in marine history by constructing the largest wooden-hulled, fully-rigged ship ever built in Canada.

An ardent believer in Nova Scotia’s 19th-century maritime power, Lawrence exemplified the critical role played by the shipbuilding industry in this province.

Come explore his bright Victorian home and its 23 rooms, featuring photographs, exhibits and the Lawrence family’s heirlooms. Discover the era of shipbuilding and hear tales of the Golden Age of Sail in Maitland; Nova Scotia’s first designated Heritage Conservation district.


Wed to Sun from 10 am to 4 pm.  Please call to book your tour. 902-261-2628

Closure dates

The museum will be closed on the following days.

July 24, 25, 26
Aug 7, 8, 9
Aug 21, 22, 23
Sept 5, 6, 9
Sept 19, 20


Child - Free
Youth - $2.80
Adult - $3.90
Senior - $2.80
Family - $8.65

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