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Preston Guild City

Church Cottage Museum

Outside Church Cottage Museum in Broughton, Preston.

Walk through the historical transitions of this spectacular cottage...

Located in Broughton, Preston, Church Cottage Museum makes an enriching day out for history and culture lovers.

Church Cottage Museum tells the story of the building's history; starting as a Tudor dwelling within an agricultural society and moving on to become a 20th century home. The cottage was also an inn during the late 1600s and 1700s as well as a Victorian school room.

The cottage was built in the 1500s and was restored in 1994, officially opened by Princess Alexandra in 1995.

The exhibits within the museum include:

  • The 'Peasants Hovel' and Sleeping Gallery
  • Church Inn
  • Victorian School Room
  • Parlour
  • Wash House
  • Cart Shed and Cottage Garden


  • Adults: £2
  • Children: Free

Opening times

Church Cottage Museum is open to the public on Sunday afternoons between 2pm-5pm, except for Easter Sunday and during conservation repairs throughout December.

Venue hire

If you're looking for a venue with some character and charm then Church Cottage Museum is available to hire for themed Tudor and Victorian evenings. The organised events include dinners for parties up to 12.

Other private visits can be arranged by prior appointment. For more details see Broughton Parish - Church Cottage Museum.

Map address for Church Cottage Museum

Church Cottage Museum, Church Lane, Preston, PR3 5LD.