Redfern's Cottage: Museum of Uttoxeter Life

Redfern's Cottage

This 17th century timbered framed cottage is situated in the historic market town of Uttoxeter. It offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the town within the setting of an historic house with a beautiful courtyard garden.
The museum contains period room settings from the 1940s, the 1800s and 1600s as well as permanent displays describing the town's fascinating history and local personalities including Samuel Johnson, Francis Redfern and Mary Howitt.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Museum, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Tues-Fri 12 noon – 3.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm

Admission charges

£3 Adults
£2 Children and Concessions
Under 5s Free
Members Free

Getting there

J15 off the M6, follow signs for A50 Uttoxeter
J21A off the M1, follow signs for A50 Uttoxeter
Uttoxeter Railways station connects trains from Derby and Stoke-on-Trent
Uttoxeter bus station connects buses from Stafford, Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent

Additional info

The museum has a picnic area in our courtyard garden, visitor toilets and a gift shop

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Redfern's Cottage, Museum of Uttoxeter Life

  • 12 September 2015

A unique look at the building and its place in the town with guides to help you learn about why Uttoxeter was such a prosperous town in the 1600s.

Linking up with the Quaker Meeting House across the road visitors will also have a rare opportunity to see highlights from their collection of archive documents as well as those housed at Redfern's Cottage, including maps of the un-marked graves in Quaker burial ground and a sampler worked by Mary Howitt's daughter.

Mary Howitt links the two buildings by the fact that she spent much of her childhood and early adult life in Uttoxeter and the museum is home to displays about her life. As a Quaker she regularly walked the few steps between her Balance Street home and the meeting house opposite Redfern's Cottage.

The museum is so called as it was the final home of Francis Redfern who died in 1895, the author of 'The History and Antiquities of Uttoxeter' which was published exactly 150 years ago.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/redferns-cottage-museum-of-uttoxeter-life1

Getting there

J15 off the M6, follow signs for A50 Uttoxeter
J21A off the M1, follow signs for A50 Uttoxeter
Uttoxeter Railways station connects trains from Derby and Stoke-on-Trent
Uttoxeter bus station connects buses from Stafford, Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent

Redfern's Cottage: Museum of Uttoxeter Life
34-36 Carter Street
Uttoxeter
Staffordshire
ST14 8EU
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

http://redfernscottage.org

E-mail

laura.wiggbailey@btinternet.com

Telephone

01889576176

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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