Lancaster Cottage Museum



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

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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

Because of the diminutive size of the Museum, it is currently closed. We plan to open in July 2021

There are a number of historic features within the Museum, which impede physical access for all. This includes small, tight staircases and uneven floors.

Please download our Access Statement for a more in-depth look at our Museum.