Historic Beaverbrook House Summer 2020

Historic Beaverbrook House will be open July through September 2019 and this year we are offering guided tours, called the Beaverbrook Trail. This trail is a walk through Lord Beaverbrook’s historic neighbourhood in the former Town of Newcastle, highlighting various historic buildings, the church and cemetery where his father preached, and Queen Elizabeth Park. Visitors will receive a booklet outlining the historic walk with additional information for those who wish to take an Extended Walking Tour on their own. In addition, we offer tours of Historic Beaverbrook House, the childhood home of Lord Beaverbrook.

Hours of Operation are Monday to Saturday – 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday – 12 pm to 5 pm, July through September 2019. Tours of the house are available on a drop in basis, while the guided tours must be booked by calling 506-622-5572. Due to Covid-19 you are advised to apply hand sanitizer upon entering the house and masks are encouraged. There will also be a limit of 5 people per tour.

House Tours $5

Guided Walking Tour $7

Encounters with Lord Beaverbrook Season 2018

Encounters and Tea with Lord Beaverbrook are back! They only occur on Mondays so, reservations must be made no later than noon on the preceding Saturday. We’d love to have you as our guests! Please call the  Historic Beaverbrook House at (506) 622-5572, or e-mail us at beaverbrookhouse@nb.aibn.com, or drop by our office at 518 King George Highway, Miramichi, N.B.

Lord Beaverbrook Day Celebrations

This coming Saturday, May 26th, Beaverbrook House in Miramichi is celebrating Lord Beaverbrook Day with an open house from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Join us for free tours of the house; and, of course, some cake and tea or coffee! You can find us at 518 King George Highway in Miramichi, next to the Bell Aliant building. Check out our Facebook Page for more information.

Thank You Miramichi!

On behalf of the board members of Historic Beaverbrook House, we want to thank you for attending our first Christmas Craft show.
We were very happy with the turnout, as were our visitors who saw and purchased excellent crafts and Christmas gifts.
Lucky winner of our overflowing gift basket was Mary MacIntosh, of Miramichi and the winner of our 50/50 Draw was Sharon Bateman, also of Miramichi.
Our best wishes to one and all. May the joy of the season be with you all throughout the year.

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 11 am to 4 pm! Hope to see you there!

-The Beaverbrook House Commission

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 the installation of the plaque, The Historic Beaverbrook House was elevated to a National Historic House. A gallery of the day’s proceedings can be found here.


Interested in the history of Lord Beaverbrook? Click Here or drop in for a tour of Lord Beaverbrook’s Childhood Home, located at 518 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB, open Monday to Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM, and Sundays 12 PM-5 PM.

Transcript of Plaque:

Sir William Maxwell Aitken

(Lord Beaverbrook)


This prominent 20th-century figure was an important, controversial financier in Canada and an outspoken owner of a newspaper empire in Great Britain. During the First World War, he had considerable impact on how the Canadian effort was perceived and helped shape its remembrance through the legacy of the war art program. As Britain’s Minister of Aircraft Production during the Second World War, he drove the manufacture of Spitfire planes, which were key to winning the Battle of Britain. Generous to his home province, he was the leading benefactor of the University of New Brunswick and the founder of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.


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 Britain, plus hear stories that took place while he served as the Minister of War Production under Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain!

Reservations are required.

Call 622-5572. The fee is $12 per person.

The Beaverbrook Historic House is open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm. General guided tours are $5, free for children.

Beaverbrook Historic House is located at 518 King George Highway in Newcastle, Miramichi. For more information regarding tours or general admission telephone (506)622-5572, visit the website at www.beaverbrookhouse.com, and Like on Facebook.

The Beaverbrook House Comes Alive with Memories and Music

Louise Manny

In conjunction with the 60th Folksong Festival Anniversary, Heritage Week and NB Museum. Beaverbrook House is hosting a gala four day event bringing the history of Dr. Louise Manny February 13-16, 2017.

There will be General Tours daily 2-4 pm and Guest Speakers featured from 7-9 pm. Plus Jo Ann Lynch will provide music nightly and tea or coffee and Folksong Cookies will be available.

The Guest Speaker line-up is as follows:

Monday, February 13th – N.B. Museum Louise Manny, Her Life and Contribution to the Miramichi

Tuesday, February 14th – John McKay Louise Manny and The Enclosure

Wednesday, February 15th – Susan Butler Louise Manny and The Miramichi Folksong Festival

Thursday, February 16th – Cyril Donahue Louise Manny’s “Ships of the Miramichi”

A Freewill Offering will be taken.


The Beaverbrook House is located at 518 King George Highway in Newcastle.

For more information, contact 506-622-5572.

Special concert with Missy Burgess

Historic Beaverbrook House presents a special concert with Missy Burgess, sister of Michael Burgess.

Sunday, August 7th
Advance tickets $15, at the door $20.
Tickets on sale at the Historic Beaverbrook House 518 King George Hwy.

For info call (506) 622-5572.

Historic Beaverbrook House
Childhood home of Lord Beaverbrook

Portrait in header of website by Robert Carter

518 King George Highway
Miramichi, NB E1V 1N1

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