Mrs Smith's Cottage Museum
Mrs Smith's Cottage Museum
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
Mrs Smith’s Cottage in Navenby is a rare time capsule into a bygone era. Thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund we have restored the cottage to bring it back into use. Keep checking our twitter and Instagram to find out about upcoming events! Reopening on the 21st May 2021. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 12pm to 4pm, please book on the website.
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KeithandSue B
4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Mrs Smith’s cottage today. Our guide, Dave, was very knowledgeable and gave us a comprehensive guided tour.
The house, garden and visitor centre is fascinating and everyone we met was very friendly. Thank you. We hope one day you will have copies of Mrs Smith’s diary we can purchase too.
Written 23 October 2023
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Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review - we're so pleased you found the visit fascinating and we'll make sure to pass your kind comments on to Dave. We're looking into having Mrs Smith's diaries transcribed, thanks for your lovely idea. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 30 October 2023
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bev3182018
Scunthorpe, UK1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit the guide was so knowledgeable which made the experience of how Mrs Smith lived come alive, I thought it was great the way they show the school children how to make peg rugs and how a wash day was done so many years ago. Well worth a visit
Written 9 October 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and felt it made Mrs Smith's way of life come alive. It's always great to see school children enjoying the experience! We hope to see you again soon.
Written 30 October 2023
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Shirley F
3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
Very interesting old cottage, with many memories of it's former owner, who lived there until she was 102 years old. Diaries and photos to see, activities for children, and Sophie the guide was so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful. Worth booking, as it is too small to hold many people at once, though we stayed well over the half hour, and then found a small tearoom just along the road.
Written 20 August 2023
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Thank you so much for your review - we’re so pleased you found the cottage so interesting, and Sophie so helpful and enthusiastic! We’ll make sure your comment reaches her, thank you. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 22 September 2023
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jon b
Burnley, UK9 contributions
Aug 2023
The house is maintained as it was when Mrs Smith lived there for many years and into the recent past. Unbelievable that she managed to maintain her lifestyle there to the age of 102.
The staff were immensely knowledgeable and engaging.
Written 15 August 2023
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Thank you for your review Jon - we're really glad to hear you found the staff knowledgeable and engaging. We hope you're able to visit us again soon!
Written 17 August 2023
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Richard
Llandybie, UK429 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Visited on the recommendation of the charming lady at Cranwell Museum.
Well worth a visit. A lot of artifacts within the cottage and information boards within a new building close by.
Great, informative tour guide. Small shop area. The cottage certainly takes you back in time.
Written 26 June 2023
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Thank you for your wonderful review - we’re glad to hear you found the guide informative and we hope you can visit again soon!
Written 3 August 2023
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sallynsteve55
Holdingham, UK40 contributions
May 2023
Went here after visiting the Cranwell Museum and advised to visit by a lady there.
What a place it was so interesting!!!
A look back in history and about a very feisty lady who was obviously well liked by the community.
There were lots of information and the guides were very knowledgeable. The cottage garden was very pretty and an exhibition about another lady myths and mysteries.
The entrance fee was very reasonable and I thought it could have been a bit more expensive.
We had a great time would definitely recommend!!!
Written 9 June 2023
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Thank you for your review, we’re so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and you found the staff so knowledgeable. We’re glad you felt the entry fee was reasonable, please do come again as there are changing exhibitions and events throughout the year. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 12 June 2023
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mike2016852
Sheffield, UK159 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Well worth a visit.
The cottage is a real insight into village life in a bygone era.
Being of a "certain age", we could actually remember some of the contents from our childhood - nostalgia at its best.
The additional anecdotes and input from the extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff/volunteers really bring the past to life - we could almost see Mrs Smith sat in her chair watching us!
An amazing story very well told.
Written 29 March 2023
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Thank you so much for your great review - we’re pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Mrs Smith really did have an amazing story and we’re happy to hear you feel we told it well. We hope to see you again soon 🌸
Written 2 April 2023
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Hevs62
Norfolk, UK6 contributions
Oct 2022
Such a special place! You can really get to feel how Mrs Smith carried on her daily life. Lots of personal items to see and information to read. A hard but simple life. What really made my visit was the knowledge of the staff member who gave us an insight of the cottage and Hilda’s time there. She gave us space to enjoy the rooms alone but was on hand to answer any questions. Would definitely recommend a visit and will be visiting again myself. A fabulous insight to days gone by.
Written 9 November 2022
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Thank you so much for your review - we’re so pleased you had a great visit to the cottage. We think it’s a special place too! We hope to see you again soon.
Written 4 December 2022
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Holly T
1 contribution
Aug 2022
A fantastic glimpse into the past and how ordinary people lived. The guides were all very knowledgeable and engaging with the three children in our family group. All three children thoroughly enjoyed the visit especially the hands on laundry special event. This is a very well preserved and run museum and I can't recommend it highly enough!
Written 20 August 2022
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Thank you so much for your great review - we’re so pleased you enjoyed your visit and our wash day event. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 31 August 2022
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hobbitlife
2 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Went with wife and baby.
Even though small was there for maybe an hour or two.
Was nice just seeing past through eyes of ordinary person.
Guide was great answering our questions.
Would recommend
Written 16 May 2022
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Thank you for your review, we’re really pleased you enjoyed your visit. We find it a happy and relaxing place too 😀
Written 22 May 2022
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