Lancaster Cottage Museum

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Here you can discover more about life in Lancaster at the smallest museum in the city.

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The Cottage 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.

The museum provides an intimate glimpse of early Victorian life in a tiny and intriguing 18th century cottage spread over five floors.