Petworth Cottage Museum, at 346 High Street, Petworth, West Sussex is a Leconfield Estate worker's cottage. It has been restored and furnished as it might have been in about 1910 when the occupier was a Mrs. Mary Cummings, an Irish Catholic. Mary worked as a seamstress at nearby Petworth House and at home. The collection also includes two oil on canvas paintings by an unknown artist. These show an exterior and an interior view of Petworth Gaol, or House of Correction, in the 1860s.To visit Petworth Cottage Museum on your holiday in Petworth, and find out what else Petworth has to offer, use our Petworth.
The museum was opened by Lord and Lady Egremont in May 1996 and is run by an independent charitable trust, the Petworth Cottage Trust. Volunteer staff provide information and guided tours.
Petworth Cottage Museum reviews
Great little cottage, furnished as it would have been in 1910. Packed full of fascinating items. Two lady volunteers very friendly and helpful showing many of the items and telling the story of the... more »
WE visited yesterday 24th July having seen it advertised on signs around Petworth.We were very glad we made the effort to go as it's packed with history and artefacts in respect of the woman and her..... more »
What a lovely little cottage museum with a very informative guide giving us the history of Mrs Cummings cottage. Took us back in time!!
Fantastic well worth a visit ad is Petworth
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