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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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Have been here so many times but it is always intriguing - in the age of McMansions and "big is good", am constantly amazed at how people lived in the past. Also wondered whether the size of the home led Cook to spending more time...More
It was interesting to see how they lived back then. The price is good and it’s definitely worth paying ~6 AUD for what you get. The most interesting part for me was a small exhibit in the barn which actually had something to do with...More
We decided to go to Cook's cottage but weren't interested in paying for the experience so we just looked from the outside, as the building was more of interest to us. A great centrepiece within Fitzroy gardens.
Historic building and in a really nice setting. It is a must see if you are into your history of Australia and Melbourne. There is a fee which we have never paid but I feel it is just nice to look on the outside. If...More
This is a low cost activity for travellers. The cottage itself is beautifully preserved and presented, and being able to dress up in clothing of the era made for some fun photos. It is in Fitzroy Gardens, which are also beautiful to visit
A quaint cottage at Fitzroy garden.
Visitors can enter at a fee, and they have staff dressed in clothing styled back in the day.
There are costumes that visitors can also try out for a photo opportunity.
Located in fitzroy garden, surrounded by beautiful flowers. It is very interesting to read the history of how the house got moved from England to Melbourne. I thinks the Australian really appreciate the value of its history.
We visited as 3 kids & 1 adult. The cost was only $13.50 (1 kid was under 5 years.)
My kids had a great time trying on the dress up clothes from the 1800s, playing hopscotch, quoits, bowling and the ball & cup. The attendant...More