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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  • Go for a stroll, take friends for afternoon tea, or take the kids to run wild. You will enjoy the gardens with the beautiful old trees, flowers and the manicured lawns. Morning or afternoon are both e...  more »
  • The house is small, the real cabin, the ticket is a bit expensive, but if you want to know the history of Australia, it is worth a visit. The house, originally built in the UK, is now located in the state of Mexico, is far away from the ocean, the room has basically maintained the original state, the actual Pot, there are some of the life of the library's ship's pictures and objects.
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  • A childhood memory and decided to visit again as an adult. A great living museum and worth the $6 entrance fee. There is the cottage to look at and then in the stables out the back is more of an infor...  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.
  • 6 and a half bucks, and a 6 and a half star mind blowing rating. Must see before you die! This is old James we’re talking about!
  • Very good, as a Yorkshireman, the vist was excellent and perfectly complemented the various Cook exhibits in Cooks and my own count. The guide Michael was very knowledgeable and really friendly, he made the visit even better for us!
  • A little bizarre finding an English county cottage transplanted from England, but a neat exhibition.

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