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Cooks' Cottage, Melbourne

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 320+ 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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  • Good to see how they used to live and what they did to have the house bought to Australia! Well maintained and very informative 
  • My husband and I went on the all day tour. Our driver was very informative and gave us a lot of information about Melbourne. 
  • Very strange seeing an authentic English cottage in the middle of a Melbourne Park! Very reasonable entry charge. 
  • 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 a bit surreal how is situated in the middle of the city and it still manages to transport you into that era, kudos to the team managing and helping visitors!
  • Decent place. A quite nice cottage and garden. Do not go with huge expectations but a casual visit will leave you happy. Recommend visiting for sure..
  • Small cottage that requires you to buy a ticket to enter. Takes about 5mins to walk in and around the cottage. Was intrigued because information around the cottage states that Captain Cook once lived here. (Spoiler Alert: He did, but that was back when this house was in England. Cottage was actually uprooted from England and shipped here).
  • Nice garden compound in melbourne city . The house is well kept .
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