Lancaster Cottage Museum

Discover more about life in 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.

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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.

Opening Times

The Cottage Museum is closed for the winter season and will re-open on April 1st 2022 until the end of September

Admission charges


Children (under 16)Free
Full-time Students£0.75



Please download our Access Statement for a more 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.

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