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    Settlers Cottage

    The cottage was relocated by Museum volunteers from its original site in Lawrence to its present location at the museum.

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    The old "Dunny"

    A place to sit and reflect!

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    Blacksmith's shop

    The Blacksmith’s shop was constructed by the male volunteers a couple of years ago. Local Blacksmiths have demonstrated their skills to the public from this shop.

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    Wedding dress circa 1864

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    The Parlour

    A room filled with memories of bygone days and portrait photos of several of the pioneers of Lawrence.

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    The laundry

    Before life in the laundry became easier.

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    Hand-drawn ambulance and hospital bed

    Yesteryears “modern” medical equipment.

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    Local cattle brands

    An impressive display of the way to keep track of the farmers’ cattle.

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    The former 2NR Broadcasting Station building


Historic Lawrence Museum–our link to the past ... preserved for the future.

The Lawrence Museum is situated in the former 2NR Broadcasting Station building and lies under the tall radio transmitting mast which has been a landmark in Lawrence since 1936 and sits above the Bluff Point Ferry on the mighty Clarence River.

In earlier days, Lawrence rivalled Grafton as the major centre of the Clarence River, with numerous wharves to cope with the busy river traffic. There was a customs house, court house, auctioneer, blacksmith, baker, butcher, saddler and numerous other businesses.

Highlights of the collection include: an old 'dunny' and very old tractor near the front gate, the original settlers cottage, a replica blacksmith's shop with tools and equipment, the sulky shed complete with sulky and a hand-drawn ambulance.

There is a wedding dress circa 1864, the court bench books from the Lawrence Court House and a very large collection of telephones, radios, photographs and publications.



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Entry Fees

Adults $5.00 Adults
Children .50c (under 12)

Getting There

2 Merton Street
Lawrence, NSW 2460

Opening Hours

Sunday, Saturday

13:00 to 16:00


09:00 to 13:00 (other times by appointment )

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