• Lancaster Cottage Museum

    Experience an intimate glimpse of early Victorian life in the wonderful Cottage Museum.

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  • The Cottage Museum

    The Cottage Museum

    Experience an intimate glimpse of early Victorian life in this tiny and intriguing 18th-Century cottage spread over 5 floors. Come and meet the Victorian housekeeper and discover gadgets and utensils used in the 19th Century, it’s just a short walk down from the entrance to Lancaster Castle.  NB. Currently closed. This venue is working towards being able to reopen ...

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  • Lancaster City Museums

    Welcome to the new online home of Lancaster City Museums. Discover stories about Romans, Vikings and Georgians with Lancaster City Museum. Learn about Georgian Lancaster and its rich maritime history at Lancaster’s Maritime Museum or experience an intimate glimpse of early Victorian life in the wonderful Cottage Museum. Find out more about our city’s rich history by viewing ...

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  • Heritage at Home

    History is coming straight into your home during lockdown, courtesy of the area’s local heritage network. Here’s a guide to some of the best heritage activities you can enjoy:   Learn View historic photos, mystery objects, an A-Z of Lancastrians and try family craft activities on Lancaster City Museum’s daily changing Facebook page. Museum Moods of Quarantine ...

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  • Holiday with history in Lancaster

    Welcome to Lancaster, one of England’s historic cities. History runs through the cobbled streets of this compact city. You’ll soon find out Lancaster is a vibrant city with a big story to tell. Here’s just a few suggestions to help you with your historic day out…

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  • Bookable School Sessions

    Please visit the Lancashire Simply Schools website for up to date information and a full overview of their current programme. The sessions we host at our three sites are listed below.    At Home  KS R/1/2  Cottage Museum    Visit a humble cottage for a glimpse of home life in Victorian England. Pupils will appreciate the contrast between the Judges’ Lodgings ...

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  • Town Hall through time

    Lancaster Then and Now

    Lancaster’s history is fascinating; as one of England’s Heritage Cities it will come as no surprise to learn that Lancaster has a long, rich history with much of it still surviving to this day! We’ve put together a showcase of some of our favourite before-and-after shots of Lancaster through the years to highlight just what has changed, ...

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