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Petworth Cottage Museum

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Life at the turn of the 19th/20th century

Superb little museum showing life just as it was at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. Lots of... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Caistor, United Kingdom
A tiny cottage packed with history

We knocked on the back door and were welcomed by a very kind and knowledgeable elderly gentleman... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Leuven, Belgium
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Das Cottage Museum ist ein für West Sussex typisches Wohnhaus, welches so eingerichtet ist wie zur Zeit seiner ehemaligen Bewohnerin, der Näherin Mrs. Cumming (ca. 1910) und gibt so einen Einblick in das Leben in dieser Region vor hundert Jahren.
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346 High Street, Petworth GU28 0AU, England
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Superb little museum showing life just as it was at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. Lots of little details to got lest in. It may be small, but you could spend ages here

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank neilcrover06
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We knocked on the back door and were welcomed by a very kind and knowledgeable elderly gentleman who showed us the small house from the cellar to the attick. He could tell the history of any object in the cottage, along with the broader history...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chris2opheC
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We passed by on Saturday morning but saw that it was only open 2pm-4.30pm so we went back after lunch. We were really glad we did as it was full of period pieces with a fascinating history. We were shown around by the Chairman and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank X1206OUianm
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Just along the High Street, so local to the centre. We loved our little look around this lovely cottage!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LeighHampshire
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Only open in the afternoon so nearly missed it but so glad we went back. The cottage was owned by the estate and housed one of the workers. The contents have all been donated,a lot given by the people of Petworth. The staff there were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JaneF2061
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

A blast from the past , just wonderful a must to visit.a visit you would go back to time and time again,I would loved to have lived here all of those years ago

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ALAN M
Reviewed March 3, 2018

This estate house has been returned to its original state and shows what life was like for Mrs Cummings. As it is an old house, there isn’t a lot of space but it’s certainly packed with artefacts such as washing dolly and mangle that shows...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

A glimps into the past. Small, but lovely and very well preserved. It's worth a visit after a trip around Petworth house.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Francesca R
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Visited this house/museum after a trip around Petworth House. Good to see how Mrs Cummings lived over 100 years ago. Do think children should see how the 'ordinary people' lived all those years ago. No mobile phones and /or computer games - one just got...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Barry W
Reviewed August 26, 2016

A wonderful blast from the past. The cottage is just like your Great-grandma's (or Grandma's if you're a silver surfer!). Cellar and 3 floors of this tiny cottage furnished with the original artefacts of the seamstress who lived here. Lovely cottage garden too. It only...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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