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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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… Continue Reading

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, or drop by our office at 518 King… Continue Reading


Historic Beaverbrook House

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

Books available for purchase: The Frame-Up by Wendy McLeod MacKnight and For The Love Of It by Susan Butler

Open Monday - Saturday 9-5 (Open 10-5 as of September 4th)

Open Sunday 12-5

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 E1V 1N1

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