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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  • October 10, 2017
    Interesting to see how the cottage was bought over from England and read the history behind Captain James Cook. The cottage garden with it's variety of vegetables was a surprise.  more »
  • October 8, 2017
    I knew Captain Cook discovered Hawaii, but I did not realize he also discovered NZ, Australia, and Antarctic. It is only somewhat less amazing that they took his family home in England apart and shipp...  more »
  • October 7, 2017
    Interesting to know the house of Captain Cook. But even more interesting for people who don't know how English cottages of the 17th century. Cheap and fast visit. Anyway, if you don't have too much ti...  more »
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  • August 23, 2017
    Loved the place. Open green area, wonderful landscape, and fresh air. G99d the know the history of captain Cook, and see tge old traditional house interiors. Treasure hunt for kids during school holidays was fun, and the costume you can wear and take a nice souvenir photo. Highly recommend.
  • August 9, 2017
    Fresh air is everything here! Beautiful trees and flowers. I saw children going here on there school trip! They were all happy and I'm happy too
  • September 10, 2017
    Cook was born in this cottage - his parents', not his. He discovered that there were full-blooded natives already living here, as there were in most of the islands he visited. There was no invasion, because there was no war. Most of the natives welcomed Cook and his crew, but this is ignored by the ignorant and ill-informed. He went back and reported his findings and 18 years later Flinders brought the first lot of convicts to this hostile, drought-stricken desert, because there were too many locked up in Pommy Land. Get the facts right and stop telling lies about what actually happened.
  • September 14, 2017
    Pretty little English cottage with a small beautiful garden surrounding it. Don't think it's worth the entry fee that they are charging for it.
  • June 14, 2017
    Very interesting. Not crowded. Smaller living area than you would expect.

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