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The Cottage Museum, Lancaster

Type:Museum

15 Castle Hill, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1YS

Tel: 01524 64637

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The Cottage Museum, Lancaster

Step back in time to Lancaster in the 1800s! Spread over five tiny floors, make yourself at home in this simply furnished house. 

The Cottage is a fully immersive experience, where you’ll learn how people lived, try your hand at traditional crafts and household tasks. Help-out in the pantry grinding spices and learn how to use kitchen gadgets from bygone times. After you have experienced the hard work of a washday, settle down in the parlour and have a go at rag-rugging. 

Upstairs, see where the family slept, the kinds of toys children played with, and discover how people coped without indoor toilets! Don’t forget to duck when you visit the cramped servants’ quarters in the attic. 

Our friendly guide is on hand to answer your questions and demonstrate historic objects. Costumed interpreters add another dimension to the experience in the summer months. 

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Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£1.00 per ticket
Child TicketFree
Concession£0.75 per ticket

Accompanied children - Free
The Cottage Museum is included in the Friends and Family Xplorer pass which covers unlimited access to 13 museums in Lancashire and costs £20 covering 2 adults and 2 concessions and is valid for 12 months.

For further information on our Xplorer Tickets and the fantastic savings on offer, please visit lancashire.gov.uk/museums

Opening Times

Open daily 1-4pm (1 Apr 2021 - 30 Sept 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday13:00 - 16:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018

Directions

Road Directions

Morecambe, Lancaster and the Lune Valley is located in Lancashire, in the Northwest of England. Exit the M6 Motorway at Junction 34 and follow signs for Lancaster City Centre. The Museum is located on the hill just below Lancaster Castle.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest train station is Lancaster which is only a 5 minute walk from Lancaster Visitor Information Centre, just outside the city centre. The station is on the West Coast Mainline with regular mainline Virgin services to London & South and Glasgow & North. Local services include a regular service to Morecambe. For more information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit nationalrail.co.uk. The nearest bus station is Lancaster which is less than a 5 minute walk from the central pedestrianised shopping areas of St Nicholas' Arcade and Marketgate. Local, regional and national services are available. For further information contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit traveline.org.uk.

Facilities

Other

  • Concessionary Admission Charges
  • Demonstrations Given
  • Family Fun
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Seasonal Opening Only

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted
  • In town/city centre

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