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Cooks' Cottage, Melbourne
(3.9/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
A remarkable practical achievement in itself, the quaint, red-brick complex that is Cooks' Cottage was dismantled and transported piece-by-piece from its original home in England. Now located in Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne, the cottage serves as a rustic-style, ivy-covered reminder of Australia’s colonial past. Immaculately preserved and authentically charming, the building’s furnishings are all representative of the era in which it was constructed. Put Cooks' Cottage into our Melbourne vacation builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Came on a group tour. Garden was ok, the mini-Tudor houses was interesting. Cook's cottage itself can be missed, though we didn't actually purchased a ticket to view its interior. Kid had her phone st...  more »
  • It's not worth to pay to get get inside. A very small cottage.Very touristy, nothing unique except for fact that is's shipped brick by brick from the UK. Just take pictures outside. 
  • Captain Cooks cottage was transported to Melbourne from England. Built in 1755 by his parents, it is the oldest building in Australia, and was originally located in Yorkshire. When part of the origina...  more »
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  • Captain Cook's cottage is definitely worth a look while you're visiting the Fitzroy Gardens. Entry price allows you to enter gate, walk around the gardens filled with aromatic herbs, and walk through the cottage at your leisure catching a glimpse of life in the 1700s. The back room contains a large amount of information about Captain Cook as well as other explorers. One nice bonus is that they have period costumes for guests to dress up in for photos which the staff will kindly take for free! It adds a lot of fun to the experience.
  • Technically the oldest English built building in Australia, being built in 1755. Facts correct? The English first arrived in 1770. In fact, this cottage of Captain Cook (who arrived in 1770) was transported from England to Australia. This quaint original cottage is larger in size to Cadman's Cottage in Sydney (the oldest built in Australia), and deserves a visit.
  • Beautiful and cute Cottage. Just in front of the information centre. Don't miss this place.
  • This cottage was reconstructed with the same bricks of the original cottage which was in an English village in England. Nice to see household stuff from that era.
  • My favorite place during summer, perfect for afternoon breaks