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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 yesterday

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Cook's Cottage is located in the Fitzroy Gardens Melbourne. Originally built in 1755 by Cook's parents it was brought to Melbourne in 1934. Each brick was individually numbered and placed in barrels. The interior is presented in as close to original condition to give...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank robertrA9626OM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the staff very helpful and although the cottage very small. It is a great example of the past life that a lot of people today would have trouble to believe existed. A must for history buffs and anyone interested in the past.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this cute little old worlde cottage, brought all the way from England. It's so nice to step back in time and so authentic. Most of all I loved the flowery garden, and the fact that it is in a beautiful green park -...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Lori Anne T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bianskii
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fredr780
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

It was great to go and visit the cottage, all the information given to us was really interesting and the volunteers were amazing! Would definitely recommend a visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tootpreston96
Reviewed September 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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