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Broughton in Amounderness Heritage Centre and Church Cottage Museum

Church Cottage Museum at Broughton C of E Primary School, Church Lane off Garstang Road, Broughton, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5JB
Date and Time
9 - 10 September

Guided Tours of Church Cottage (1590), restored Museum 1995, part of Broughton Heritage Centre and including Parish Church and National School. Includes "Peasants Hovel", Sleeping Gallery, Inn, School Room, Parlour, Wash House, Cart Shed and Garden.

Church Cottage Museum is a 16th Century Gem. Church Cottage was restored in 1994/95 and tells the story of its life since its original construction in 1590, as a Tudor dwelling within an agricultural community, as an Inn during the 18th century, Victorian School Room and finally as a family home once again for the latter part of the 20th century. See the...
- "peasants hovel" and sleeping gallery where shelter was provided for both people and animals.
- the Inn where convicted criminals on their way to imprisonment in Lancaster Castle were lodged.
- the Victorian School Room where generations of children have been taught.
- the Parlour where the Church Sexton lived for many years, with its cast iron cooking range.
- the Wash-House and Store Room with its collection of household utensils and artefacts which Grandmother will remember.
You will have the opportunity to wander around the Cottage Museum, Cartshed and Gardens set in tranquil Lancashire countryside at the heart of the old Broughton Village alongside St John the Baptist Parish Church and Primary School (National School) forming Broughton in Amounderness Village Heritage Centre.
Guided Tours include Tudor Church Cottage Museum, Parish Church and Victorian National School.
Broughton in Amounderness Village Heritage Centre and Church Cottage Museum present a rich and unique resource.
Come and enjoy the simple evidence of the past and see how your ancestors lived, learned, worked and worshipped in Amounderness.

Event Times

Saturday 9 September: 1000-1600. Tours running through the day as required.
Sunday 10 September: 1400-1700

Booking Details

No booking required


There is ample parking including disabled spaces in a large Car Park and in Church Lane within a few metres of the Church Cottage Museum. We welcome all visitors but note that access is restricted by steps to ground floor rooms and staircase to first floor.

Additional Information

Max 10 people per tour/session. Approximately one hour Contact for the day: Robert Sparks (tel. 07703 325585)


Leave the M6 Motorway at Junction 32 towards Blackpool on the M55, and immediately leave the M55 Motorway at Junction 1 towards Preston and Garstang. At the M55 Motorway roundabout take the A6 north signposted to Garstang, but immediately after roundabout bear left off the new dual carriageway ByPass, towards Broughton Village. DO NOT TAKE THE NEW A6 BYPASS JAMES TOWERS WAY. Either take the first right into large Car Park (200 metre walk to Museum), or take second right into Church Lane with parking (including disabled spaces) and direct access to Museum. Broughton in Amounderness Village Heritage Centre is based at Church Cottage Museum at the end of Church Lane, between St John Baptist Parish Church and Primary School.

Event organiser is Church Cottage Museum.

Disclaimer: All information was correct when the listing was prepared. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.