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Cooks' Cottage

Fitzroy Gardens | Wellington Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9658 9658
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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 attraction. Originally located in Yorkshire, England, and built by the parents of Captain James Cook, the cottage was brought to Melbourne by Sir Russell Grimwade in 1934. Astonishingly, each brick was individually numbered, packed into barrels and then shipped to Australia. Combining modern interpretations of Captain Cook's adventures, centuries-old antiques, a delightful English cottage garden and volunteers dressed in 18th century costumes, Cooks' Cottage is a fascinating step back in time. Entry to the cottage includes a comprehensive fact sheet for a self-guided tour. Available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Thai, Indonesian, Japanese, German, French and Korean. School tours and group visits/tours are available. Seasonal school holiday programs and special events are also held throughout the year. Tickets and souvenirs can be purchased from the Fitzroy Gardens Visitor Centre, just 100 metres away.
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Fitzroy Gardens | Wellington Parade, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia
+61 3 9658 9658
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Reviewed yesterday

Large lovely park not only Captain Cook cottage but also the fairy tree and the miniature English village. The hot house is full of colour and changes with the seasons. Well worth the visit.

Thank Eagledocwa
Reviewed 3 days ago

from the outside it looks like a normal cottage but when you go inside you see how small it was, not what I expected. Great for tourists but also for those interested in our history

Thank GraziaM1
Reviewed 4 days ago

From the outside a lovely looking little cottage. From the inside not much to see at all. For 10 min, 6.50 Au doll is expensive. One could not see the need to stay any longer. It is for a good cause so cannot be too...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Now there is a question. Although built in 1755 by captain James Cooks parents in Yorkshire, England, this 'cottage' was moved to Melbourne in 1934. Um why? There is plenty of authentic historic material on Cook in Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand so I don’t...More

Thank ChefCliveM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cook's Cottage is a quaint look back in time and a fabulously restored piece of history. It is small but easily accessed. Bit pricey but worth it.

Thank jamesallisonshs1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fitzroy Gardens are a picturesque location for Cook's parents' cottage. It is great to have a look round with friendly guides in costume telling people about its history.

Thank Jade-Stamford
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an ok place but not the best of attractions if you are from the UK. It is very small and not a there.

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love looking at this place in the beautiful Fitzroy gardens the architecture the history just wonderful

Thank Sarge48
Reviewed 1 week ago

Capt. Cook’s home in Fitzroy Gardens. James Cook’s parents built this home in English town of Great Ayton in 1755. Cook mapped the E coast of Australia in 1770. The home was dismantled and shipped to Melbourne in 1934. It is the oldest building in...More

Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took some visitors here and was mildly impressed. Last time I visited here was many years ago! You pay a nominal fee to enter, get the opportunity to put on some clothing of the time, and see how they lived in the 1800’s. Set amid...More

Thank Ravinder S
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