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Cottage Museum

15 Castle Hill, Lancaster, England
+44 1524 32808
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Wonderful little museum, well worth a visit

Lovely little museum, only £1 to get in too! You really feel immersed in history in this little... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
CWOssy
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
Love this place!

This museum is only open 1-4pm but it is a bargain for £1 (free for residents). Absolutely loved... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Touran P
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Sunderland, England, 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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+44 1524 32808
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

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.

1  Thank CWOssy
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

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...More

2  Thank Touran P
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

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.

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Very old and cramped dwelling, giving a rough idea of living conditions at the time. Cheap to go in, so worth a look as you'll almost certainly pass it on your way to the castle.

3  Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

It is a great place to visit. People there have done amazing job to restore the place and make it look authentic. Would definitely recommend visiting it. Thanks to Christopher, a very welcoming member of staff, for explaining things.

Thank Katerina S
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

If you are limited in time this is well worth a visit. Gives an overview of what life may have been like without modern day facilities and technology

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This has soo much history and very interesting my daughter came upon this by chance its well worth a visit

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 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!

1  Thank JohnTripAdviser
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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.

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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
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