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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...

The Canadian
in Britain

Lord Beaverbrook became a well-known political figure in Britain

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


Publisher & Benefactor

After the war, Beaverbrook left politics and established a chain of British newspapers.
• He also wrote books on his wartime experiences.

Encounter with Lord Beaverbrook
in his Battle of Britain Room. 

Every Monday afternoon, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, starting July 3rd, there will be special tours at the Beaverbrook House.  Hear from Lord Beaverbrook what a major role he played in WWII and later join him for tea.

Reserved Bookings required for the Encounter Tours, $12. 
For more information call 622-5572.

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

Monday to Saturday - 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday - 1 pm to 5 pm

Off Season: Please call for an appointment