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Cottage Museum

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Address: 15 Castle Hill, Lancaster, England
Phone Number: +44 1524 32808
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Walk through the tiny door of our eighteenth century cottage and be...

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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excellent value for money

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
helen m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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

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Thank helen m
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 on reception was extremely knowledgable and was very happy to chat. It's a must see... More 

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1 Thank Andrew T
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

So pleased to finally visit another of Lancaster's historic treasures. The house wasn't made for visitors with narrow stairs, limited head height and no running water but is so worth a visit. I do hope it remains open next year as it's wonderful to see inside such an old building in the castle area. I can only imagine furniture was... More 

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Thank Jenny S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

An excellent way to glance at what life would have been like to live in one of Lancaster's little cottages during the Victorian period. Entrance is only £1 for an adult and it's well worth having a nosey and a wander around - take care with the stairs, this is not one for anyone who struggles with their joints.

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Thank Christopher F
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Small, but that's how it would be if you lived in these times and had a skilled working-man's life. not loads to see, but the cost was reflective of this. Great place for the kids to realise just how far we have moved on. A little gem near Lancaster Castle, half an hour well spent.

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Thank Timpom98
Leyland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This little building is the best we don't know how lucky we are this 2 bedroom cottage is a real eye opener give it a go and only a pound to get in.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Good side it only cost £1, very small ,not good access, to cramped with visitors as more and more people were allowed in at the same time ,not enough room to move freely .

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1 Thank magsdixonmc
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I visited here with a friend one Sunday afternoon whilst in Lancaster and was very pleasantly surprised. Great little cottage museum, really takes you back.

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Thank Dawn M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

It was quite interesting seeing how ordinary people lived during the Georgian and Victorian eras although there is very little to see inside and not a lot of information about life at the time. I wouldn't spend more than 10 minutes if that.

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