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Hope Cottage

Centenary Avenue, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
+61 8 8553 2656
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More Than It Seems From The Outside.

Hope Cottage is set up as a historic memorial to the many facets of life on Kangaroo Island since... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
robertptyltd
,
Adelaide, Australia
Pretty Historical Place

Excellent history teller working as a staff member. We really enjoyed listening your stories... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Pomegranade23
,
Melbourne, Australia
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“local history” (3 reviews)
“great museum” (2 reviews)
“rose garden” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Centenary Avenue, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
CONTACT
+61 8 8553 2656
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Hope Cottage is set up as a historic memorial to the many facets of life on Kangaroo Island since the days of early settlement. Each room of the house, and each shed is thematically filled with collectables from a bygone era. Set aside a couple...More

Thank robertptyltd
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Excellent history teller working as a staff member. We really enjoyed listening your stories about Matthew Flinders, Joseph and his family...Thank you.

Thank Pomegranade23
Reviewed 25 January 2017

High on a hill in Kingscote this museum tells the story of Kangaroo Island from shipwrecked whalers to settlement, farming and life on an island. This is a National Trust property with a number of buildings with displays. Hope Cottage also has a rose garden...More

Thank Gay15
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Hope Cottage is a very well maintained museum. Lots of interesting artefacts from the original settlers on the Island. Very helpful volunteers. Lots of books and a room to peruse them in about the Island and the early settlers. Really enjoyed my visit. Would like...More

Thank Katrina S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

What a find! We spent over 3 hours pottering around this 160 year old cottage and talking with the curator, who was a lovely chap with a wealth of knowledge and passion about the history. The cottage is fascinating with an enormous amount of displays....More

Thank Leah G
Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you are a local history buff there is plenty here for you. Lots of books to look at and displays that show the history of the local community. We were looking for something that told us about the Aboriginal history of the island and...More

Thank conatus
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Definitely one of the finest rural museums in Australia. The blend of farming and sea culture displays add to the charm of this 160 years old cottage. The original Chance Brothers lens on the restored lighthouse is worth the visit alone.

Thank Dean W
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

On the way back to our cabin we followed the signs and popped in. Entrance fees are very affordable so it was worth a look. We were surprised at how good the museum is .. plenty of different artefacts, weapons, transport, machinery and a great...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 20 October 2016

A great cottage maintained as it would have been lived in when built. There is much more on the grounds - from house/kero powered farming implements, through to old tractors, cars, a lighthouse (!), clothing, etc., etc.

Thank Pastor Tim B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

They put a lot of effort into bringing a taste of yesteryear into this museum and it shows in the items on display

Thank Kevin M
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