Cottage Museum

Cottage Museum, Lancaster: Address, Phone Number, Cottage Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Cottage Museum
4.5
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Walk through the tiny door of our eighteenth century cottage and be transported to a life without running water, central heating, electricity, or even a loo! You're a world away from modern excesses as you navigate your way around the confines of this humble cottage. Encounter some of the gadgets and utensils that were used in ordinary people's daily lives and get a very different view of historic Lancaster.
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4.5
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Julie M
Oxford, UK122 contributions
Small, low ceilings but great
Aug 2021
If you add up the total floor area it's probably about the same as a new two bed home but spread over four floors. It feels like a very happy house and I'm sure that the families who lived there were warm and cosy.
Written 29 August 2021
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Jack D
30 contributions
10 minute museum
Jul 2021
This is great little museum outside the castle walls. It has been preserved in the 19th century style. Its worth a visit but it won't be a long visit.
Written 2 August 2021
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Steve-and-Andie
Lancaster, UK3,219 contributions
Old little cottage
Sep 2019
A well done to the people who saved this cottage from demolition some years ago.
Cramped inside and very steep stairs. Interesting to see how people lived in the past. Well worth the very small entrance fee of £1.
Written 10 October 2019
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David C
Morecambe, UK14 contributions
Nothing in it but maybe that's the point.
Sep 2019
Worth a look whilst walking to see the castle. Gives an idea of how it was to give on a pittance, in an overcrowded house, that anyone taller than a Hobbit would have an issue getting around in.
Written 23 September 2019
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ebbypip
19 contributions
Little Cottage Museum...I lived next Door too!
Sep 2019
I lived next Door to the Museum, I painted the Door Red and I loved living there!
The cellar there is bricked up now as they run to the Castle, Quay and a long, long time ago the area around the Castle and Cottages where barraged off so no baddies could get in this area.
The Cellar was used so that Soilders could go to the Quay and collect food, guns,clothing, animals, Prisoners, oil and all sorts of things a Castle needs.
The cellar ran from the River Lune Quay to the Cottages, Houses that ran closely to the Castle and used like a Barrage-Moat to stop anyone in or out...
The Cottages are on a Hill so before most of the houses in Lancaster where built the Castle and Cottage's and Houses on top of the Hill where the Lancastrians lived. The River Lune was a Moat so everyone was safe.
Lancaster and all its Museums are a wonderful treat to anyone...either a School trip, Someone on thir Holiday or just a local. Please come and have a a moot...you won't be sorry to have been.
Written 20 September 2019
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phowe57
Garstang, UK20 contributions
What an interesting little house - congratulations to those responsible for its conservation.
Aug 2019
Very small artisan's cottage - right next to the castle - retained as it was in the 18th century. It doesn't take long to look around ( although it is on 4 levels). The entrance fee is very reasonable and well worth it!
Makes you reflect on how much we now take for granted.
Written 30 August 2019
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Cata
Salford, UK12 contributions
Worth a visit
Jul 2019 • Family
Quaint little cottage. If you have 15 -30 minutes, this is totally worth a visit and the £1 entry fee is more than fair.
Written 21 July 2019
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CWOssy
Lancashire, UK44 contributions
Wonderful little museum, well worth a visit
Jun 2018 • Couples
Lovely little museum, only £1 to get in too!

You really feel immersed in history in this little house, l just love it!

It is right opposite the castle so you can walk across the road afterwards to see that.

Friendly helpful staff.
Written 17 June 2018
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Touran P
Sunderland, UK961 contributions
Love this place!
May 2018 • Solo
This museum is only open 1-4pm but it is a bargain for £1 (free for residents). Absolutely loved stepping back in time in this little house full of history. Interesting information was provided in a handy booklet that described each room in the building. I’m just glad they didn’t demolish it as they had previously planned.
Written 4 June 2018
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Sandra220
Lancaster, UK16 contributions
Intriguing and lots to see
Aug 2017 • Friends
There was much more inside that I realised there would be, spread over several floors. Really interesting, well laid out and informative. I look forward to visiting it again.
Written 28 May 2018
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