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Cooks' Cottage

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A visit to the historic landmark Cooks' Cottage, situated in the beautiful heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens, is a must when exploring Melbourne. Built in 1755, Cooks' Cottage is the oldest building in Australia and a popular Melbourne tourist...more
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Fitzroy Gardens | Wellington Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

We only found out about this place when visiting the tourist office, very bizarre. The cottage is very small as well as the garden but beautifully formed. Ok Cook never lived here but his father did and he did visit here. It's a perfect reminder...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pay at the visitor centre for entrance to Cook's Cottage. The price of the ticket includes dressing up in clothes from the era of the cottage. The cottage was actually bigger than I was expecting and the staff were very helpful with information and also...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Charmaine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought in the 1930's and shipped to Australia to be rebuilt bit by bit it now houses displays about Captain Cook and life in the 1700 s. There is a fine statue of the man , an interesting little garden and a wardrobe of clothes...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely old place but not anything that takes anymore than 30 minutes to see. The gardens surrounding the cottage were beautiful and the Conservatory well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank outlawwa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think it’s a hoot that Cook’s Cottage is the oldest building in Australia because it was built in England in 1755, dismantled & brought to Melbourne to be reconstructed in 1934. Nevertheless, it is a lovely example of a 18th century brick building.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the visit to Cooks cottage it was in a lovely setting and the volunteers were very knowledgeable you could even dress up in period dress great place to visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Samanthagreathurst
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The connection to Captain Cook was a little weak as this was his parent's house and he never lived there. That said, I'd still recommend it. This charming cottage was relocated from England to a beautiful garden location with huge trees surrounding it. There is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TheGoBird
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Great location and amazing little cottage, the knowledge of the people was brilliant, how gorgeous to be able to dress up and really experience it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ccutting75
Reviewed 8 February 2019

Since I last came they have added a video in the stable that tells of how and why the cottage was purchased in Yorkshire and transported to Melbourne. Also a brief account of Capt Cook’s 3 voyages around the world and details of his wife...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ianmT2528XV
Reviewed 31 January 2019

Built for Captain James Cook's parents in Yorkshire and transported brick by brick to Melbourne where it was "rebuilt" in a beautiful setting within Fitzroy Gardens. A visit provides a fascinating insight into earlier times and Cook's voyages. Well worth a visit and almost compulsory...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Peter C
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