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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Holiday Tea and Crafts Sale

Holiday Tea and Crafts Sale

          Hello everyone! Has the chill of mid-late fall got you down? Do you find the longer nights gloomy? Longing for some warmth, a sense of community, and a historic atmosphere? Well, come and join us at the Historic Beaverbrook House for tea and a craft sale on November 25 from… Continue Reading

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


Historic Beaverbrook House

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

Closed until June 2018.

Off-Season Tours: 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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