La Trobe's Cottage, Melbourne

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  • La Trobe's Cottage - the re-constructed house of Victorian Lieutenant Governor Charles Latrobe was the original flatpak. The Government refused to give him a house, so his two room house was designed ...  more »
  • Only open on Sundays between 2 & 4, but well worth a visit. Run by the National Trust you basically get a one to one tour of the cottage and history. Lots of interesting original artifacts and our gui...  more »
  • La Tribe's cottage is located in Kings Domain Melbourne. Charles LA Trobe was Lt Governor of Victorian colony from 1839 to 1854. The cottage was shipped to Melbourne in 1839 as home for Charles and hi...  more »
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  • La Trobe's Cottage is located in the King's Domain Melbourne. The pre-fab cottage was shipped to Melbourne in 1839 to be the new home for Superintendent (later Lt Governor) Charles LA Trobe. It contains original furnishings plus numerous historic artefacts. Entry is by guided tour only, $5-00 entry fee. Worth a visit only open Sunday 2-00pm-4-00pm.
  • Worth a visit ! Open on Sunday 2-4 with guided tours learn about the history of first governor of Victoria with authentic cottage and original furniture - cottage situated on the ground of royal Botanic garden of Melbourne
  • Alison was a wonderful guide! Interesting Melbourne history and gorgeous grounds. Just have to catch them Sunday afternoons when they’re open. Totally worth a visit!
  • This cottage is the original home of Victoria's first Lt. Governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe from 1839 until his departure for England in 1854. The cottage was made from prefabricated materials brought from England to be the home of La Trobe, his Swiss wife Sophie and their children. La Trobe's 2-bedroom a simple yet elegant cottage, a Swiss chalet type of house. It's Melbourne’s oldest surviving building, and forms an important part of Victoria’s history. The cottage is open on Sundays from 2- 4pm (October-April), Australia Day, 26 January, and some special event days. However, it's closed on Christmas Day, days of extreme heat and on the Grand Prix weekend in March. Charles La Trobe had immense significance in the development of Melbourne. He was one of the founders of the Royal Botanic Gardens, State Library, Museum of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria and University of Melbourne. La Trobe Street and La Trobe University are named after him and there's a statue of him in the forecourt of the State Library of Victoria and another at La Trobe University.
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