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Beautiful Georgian town house

Built in 1753, Lawrence House is leased to Launceston Town Council and used as a local museum and civic centre.

The museum is spread over three floors with exhibits that focus predominantly on local history including Launceston's intriguing association with Australia.

Find out about Philip Gidley King, who sailed on the HMS Sirius, a ship that accompanied the first fleet of convicts sent to Australia.

There's a toy room where children can play, as well as look, and a Victorian kitchen that features an original range and mangle.

Also on display is a collection of costumes that date from the eighteenth century right through to the 1960s.