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“Lancaster Cottage Museum Fantastic”
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Cottage Museum
Ranked #16 of 46 things to do in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 15, 2013

For £1 (or £75p for concessions) you get great value for money. The house was built in 1735 and is furnished in the Victorian period. It has original fittings and a resident ghost.

The house has a lovely lady who guides you around the main room showing you Victorian artifacts and tells you stories of the house, hauntings, history, old letters from previous tenants and more. She has worked here for over 30 years.

The other floors include bedrooms, a laudrey area, basement and attic.

You are allowed to touch and handle most artifacts and furniture such as the bed, Victorian shoes, kitchen equipment etc.

As the height of doorways has not been modified to accommodate the modern stature, you will need to mind your head if you are over 5 feet tall.

It is next to the Castle and complements a visit to the Castle nicely.

2  Thank Tony E
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were waiting to go on the Lancaster Castle tour and as it was raining decided to pop into the Cottage Museum - we were so glad we did. The entrance fee is £1 - what a bargain. The lady who gave a little talk about the cottage before we looked round it was so lovely and funny - she kept in character and even gently reprimanded me for wearing jeans as she said i should be in petticoats and dresses! She was lovely with the children visiting the cottage and was more than happy to chat to people about life in the cottage and how things were done. The cottage was so quaint - i would love to imagine i could live the simple life like they did then - but I doubt it. I am so glad the council decided to save this superb building but i just wonder how many other historical buildings there are in Lancaster itself going into disrepair when they could be so beautiful. This is well worth a visit.

1  Thank Michele A
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Kids loved to see how things were used to be.
The lady in there let the kids help make rugs and showed them how to get a spark from a piece of flint.
She was very informative.

1  Thank cheryl w
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Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

This is a very small cottage with very little to see fine to pass a minute or too but other than that nothing to shout about

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We spent about 40 minutes looking around this quaint cottage museum. For a £1 entry charge, it's worth it. My children and I love this era and there is nothing better than being allowed to pick things up and feel the history. I'm glad that Lancaster council decided to save this historic building as it was going to be pulled down years ago. The lady who was working when we visited was very helpful and enthusiastic too. If you plan on visiting the Lancashire Castle don't overlook this place, its over the road and could easily be missed.

1  Thank Gillybt
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