The Victorian Cottage Museum (formerly known as the Lombard Historical Museum) is an 1882 historic house museum that provides information and examples of a middle-class Victorian household as part of the history of Lombard. You'll feel as if you are walking into a friend's lively home in the 1880's.
The museum features four period rooms decorated rom 1870-1885. In addition, the site also has an 1870 two-story carriage house for exhibits and archives, a c.1860 three-seated privy, and Colonel Plum’s garden shed, originally on the site of Lilacia Park.
Visit the lovely expanded Carriage House behind the Victorian Cottage to enjoy special exhibits. Don't miss the Emporium for beautiful hand-sewn doll dresses, gifts and Lombard souvenirs - even locally grown honey in season!
The Victorian Cottage will be closed to tours from Dec 20 - Feb 28. .It will reopen March 1. For special tour arrangements, please call 630-629-1885.
Beginning March 1, the Cottage will open Weds, Fri, and Sun: 1 - 4pm
Admission: Free; suggested donation $2/person.
23 W. Maple, Lombard
A few houses west of Main Street. We are across the street from the Helen Plum Library.
The Victorian Cottage
The kitchen - do you recognize these kitchen tools?
The Carriage House has been expanded!
We are still raising money through the Capital Campaign.