Mrs Smith’s door was always open to drop-in visitors, and so are we! Due to the small size of the building we recommend booking your visit in advance to avoid disappointment.
Schools and groups of 8 or more are welcome, and we invite you to book the cottage exclusively via our Learning Offers For All page.
Please find accessibility information and a full digital tour of the cottage below.

Opening Times

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day) from 12noon until 4pm, with last entry at 3pm. Please note our telephone or emails are not monitored outside of this time.

Entry to the cottage is via our gift shop, and admission is charged as follows:

Admission Fees

  • Adults: £3.50
  • Children (5-15): £2.00
  • Under 5’s: free
  • Family of 2 adults and 3 children: £10.00

How to Find Us

Mrs Smith’s Cottage is situated on East Road, just off Navenby High Street (A607).

Navenby is 10 miles south of Lincoln and is served by the Grantham-Lincoln bus. On street parking is available along East Road or Navenby High Street.

Our What Three Words address is accented.darling.glimmers

Full Address

Mrs Smith’s Cottage, 3 East Road, Navenby, Lincolnshire, LN5 0EP


In spite of the challenges presented by our historic building, we strive to make the cottage and our facilities as accessible as possible with the help of our Heritage Lottery Funding. We have an inclusive wheelchair accessible toilet on site with baby changing facilities and an emergency pull cord, as well as sanitiser stations throughout, and our staff are on hand at all times.

You may also wish to explore our Digital Cottage when planning your visit. This 360 degree Matterport tour is also available in our visitor centre, allowing those who are unable to or uncomfortable with climbing the ladders in the cottage to view the upper rooms.

Find full details about the site in our accessibility guide download below, and please contact us if you have any queries.