The Cottage Museum
Discover more about life in historic Lancaster at the Cottage Museum, the smallest and most immersive museum in the city.
The tiny staircases lead to rooms that look as though the occupants have just left. Handle objects and imagine this is your home; for a while anyway.
The Museum, facing Lancaster Castle and just a short walk from the Judges Lodgings, is part of a 1739 house, subdivided in about 1820 and furnished as an artisan’s house of that date.
This wonderfully immersive museum provides an intimate glimpse of early Victorian life in a tiny and intriguing 18th century cottage, which is (you wouldn’t know to look at it) spread over five floors.
The Cottage Museum is now CLOSED for the winter.
It will re-open in April 2024, 1-4pm every Saturday.
Please see the web pages for our other museums to see their opening days and times, as each museum is different.
|Children (under 16)
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Only assistance dogs are permitted in the museum.
Please download our Access Statement for an in-depth look at our museum.
There are a number of historic features within the Museum, which impede physical access for all. This includes small, tight staircases, dark areas, and uneven floors.
On Foot or by Public Transport
The Cottage Museum is on Castle Hill, opposite the main gate to Lancaster Castle. It’s within easy walking distance of the bus and train stations.
- Download a free visitor map of Lancaster city centre.
The nearest cycle parking stands are across the road outside the Storey.
- Download a Cycling Map of Lancaster & Morecambe Bay.
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