The Early Years

• William Maxwell Aitken was born in 1879, in Ontario into a family of ten children.

• They moved to Newcastle NB where Max, a bright but “idle boy” started on the path as a publisher of his first newspaper...

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The Canadian in Britain

• Lord Beaverbrook became a well-known political figure in Britain

• He mingled with world leaders in politics, finance, and newspapers.

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Publisher & Benefactor

• After the war, Beaverbrook left politics and established a chain of British newspapers.

• He also wrote books on his wartime experiences.

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Plaque Unveiled in Honour of Lord Beaverbrook

Plaque Unveiled in Honour of Lord Beaverbrook

A new plaque honouring Sir William Maxwell Aitken (Lord Beaverbrook) was unveiled by Parks Canada and the Historic Beaverbrook House Commission on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Aitken’s childhood home in Miramichi. The plaque (pictured above, click to enlarge) comes three years after the National Sites and Monuments Board of Canada announcement declaring Lord Beaverbrook a National Historic Person. With… Continue Reading



Come for tea and scones and meet Sir Maxwell Aiken, Lord Beaverbrook! When: Every Monday this summer at 1:30 pm through August 28th, 2017. Where: 518 King George Highway, Lord Beaverbrook’s boyhood home Returning as Lord Beaverbrook, Kevin Brawn! He will give you a glimpse of the man himself, his role in the history of The Battle of… Continue Reading


Historic Beaverbrook House

The childhood home of Lord Beaverbrook is a beautifully restored 1877 Second Empire style house.

NOW OPEN for 2017
Monday to Saturday – 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday – 12 pm to 5 pm


Off Season: Please call (506) 622-5572 for an appointment

Historic Beaverbrook House
Childhood home of Lord Beaverbrook

Portrait in header of website by Robert Carter

518 King George Highway
Miramichi, NB E1N 1N2

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