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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the cottage 3 times but this time we went inside. It’s a quaint little cottage which gives an insight into the tough times of a past era. Set in the beautiful Fitzroy gardens the cottage is very attractive, most people walking past...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jenniferG83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to visit cooks cottage with my 7 year old and a friend who had just arrived from overseas. It was a perfect little introduction to Australian history, and the scavenger hunt for kids made it fun for my daughter too. Doing the dress ups...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tieps
Reviewed 6 January 2019

The old caption cooks cottage in melbourne, this is a place that you can enjoy in a very short time, but not only that, it's the history it's the beautiful grounds and peaceful atmosphere. A great place if you have never seen it before if...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AnnetteFitzgerald
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

I missed my Grade 3 excursion to captain cooks cottage so I convinced The kids and hubby to do the tour and we even dress up in the period costumes and got some fabulous photos ! Loved seeing the house and my kids getting an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

The cottage is very well reconstructed from the original cottage moved from england. It is an interezting delve into our history

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Baylovers
Reviewed 1 January 2019

Nice walk through the gardens and on to Cook’s Cottage. A good photo spot from several angles. Only a short walk from the CBD and several things to see in the garden.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bravomoon
Reviewed 31 December 2018

The cottage belonged to the Cook family in England in the 1700’s and was transferred to this beautiful park in the 1930’s. Very old English style cottage complete with furniture of the period.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ajb1207
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