Cooks' Cottage, Melbourne

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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. Plan to visit Cooks' Cottage and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Melbourne attractions using our Melbourne road trip app .
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  • The visit to Cook's cottage is well worth the cost and time. It is a well presented historical experience close to the centre of the CBD and takes you to the opportunity to walk through the gorgeous g...  more »
  • A marvellous piece of English history transported into Australia. Lots of fun to get dressed up in historical costumes and pose with the great navigator himself, and the herb garden is delightful. Won...  more »
  • Of course Cook was one of the great Navigators of all time. This is probably more his parents house than his but its been moved here and reconstructed. Worth seeing!  more »
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  • It is fascinating to see this faithfully transported and reconstructed house (even if it was actually his parents' dwelling). It serves as an accurate picture of life in eighteenth century England. The garden was well maintained. Unfortunately we were unable to watch the entire three and a half video re-enactment of Cook's life.
  • It is a small building located in the middle of a very nice park. You need to buy a ticket and I think the outside and it's story is interesting but inside not that much. So it worth it to take a look from outside. Near the cook's cottage there is a nursery with a lot of nice flowers. I liked the park and nursery more than building itself.
  • A very good experience. I request the authorities to lower down the entry rates because they are really not affordable. The cottage is a beautiful place to see and the park can be the best place in Melbourne to relax and meditate.😉😉
  • This lovely little find in Fitzroy gardens is a gem . The guides are super knowledgable and friendly. The map highlighting the breadth of his voyages is mind blowing.
  • A place to learn a little bit of history. Tickets must be purchased from the nearby Information Centre. You can also take a photo in old clothing. Fitzroy Gardens is a great place for a picnic.
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