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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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For a small price of $6 or so, you can dress up and meander through Cook's Cottage. Theres not much to see in the cottage as it is very small but setup the way it could have been back in those days. The best part...More
My husband and I visited Cook's cottage knowing very little about captain Cook and his voyages. The cottage and garden are stunning and set in a beautiful location. There is an excellent interactive display in the adjoining stable showing details of Captain Cook's voyages and...More
Had an hour to kill waiting for appointment. Decided to check out Cooks cottage. A riveting piece of history. Should make people appreciate how well we are off today, even at base level. The volunteers attending to the cottage do an excellent job, and this...More
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