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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 6 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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
1  Thank lkamphuis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cooks Cottage is a bit overrated but the Fitzroy Gardens are one of the highlights of Melbourne Fairly cheap attraction that’s worth a look The back of cottage has an excellent Captain Cook display

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to find the Cooks Cottage. Staff were friendly and welcoming. They encouraged us to try on costumes to feel the era and were pleased to take photos together as they also wore costumes from the same era. Small place but I enjoyed exploring...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank NYLON_nomad
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The wife and I decided to pay the gardens and cottage a visit , stunning great place for a stroll and look back on history

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank roo8164
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Cooks Cottage was built in 1755 by the parents of the great navigator, Captain James Cook. Cook never lived there, but it does have a family connection. It is a cottage, built of stone, but not a mansion -- it's worth a look. Of course,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jeffry B
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