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Cottage Museum

15 Castle Hill, Lancaster, England
+44 1524 32808
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“How it used to be...”

Take a step back in time in this little cottage museum. Authentic, damp smell, narrow, stone, 5... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JohnTripAdviser
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A slice of life gone by. Perfect to visit along with the castle and Judge's lodgings

A lovely little museum of how people used to live. Great to combine with a visit to Lancaster... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
sandman072
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Chester, United Kingdom
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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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15 Castle Hill, Lancaster, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take a step back in time in this little cottage museum. Authentic, damp smell, narrow, stone, 5 stories and fascinating to think this is how they used to live!

Thank JohnTripAdviser
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A lovely little museum of how people used to live. Great to combine with a visit to Lancaster Castle opposite and the Judge's Lodgings just a few minutes around the corner.

Thank sandman072
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I came to lancaster to visit the castle and knew this cottage existed but didn't know where. As we arrived near the castle the little sign for this cottage appeared, it's so easy to miss! It blends in with the current town. I was amazed...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This tiny cottage is over 5 levels! It even has an attic for servants. (Servants needed to be short though). Some very interesting relics in this building

Thank Lois1357
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Lovely little museum, how did so many people live in one house, fascinating little property well worth a visit, not expensive either

Thank Joanne P
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for little gems in hard to find places then you will not be disappointed. This little tiny museum, located just opposite Lancaster castle is worth a vist allowing you to go back in time and see what it was like living...More

1  Thank Hello T
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Sadly the powers that be decided that museum were an expendable commodity and withdrew their funding for this important piece of history. It is in the same circle as the Castle, so in terms of finding out how the other part after learning about the...More

Thank Ingvar I
Reviewed 12 October 2016

this tiny little house really brings history alive, my daughters love this little house, the lady who is on the door, in full costume knows her history!! great fun

Thank helen m
Reviewed 2 September 2016

A lovely old house, lots packed into this small building of how people used to live, good guides, interesting items from yesterday worth a visit if near the castle and priory.

Thank bazonian2015
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Found this little place purely by chance when visiting Lancaster to go to the castle. It really is fascinating to see how people used to live. The cottage itself is so well kitted out as it would have been in the 1800's and the lady...More

1  Thank Andrew T
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