Scenic Cooks' Cottage set in the Fitzroy Gardens on an autumn day

Cooks' Cottage

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East Melbourne, Victoria

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Wellington Parade,
East Melbourne,

Built in 1755, Cooks' Cottage is the oldest building in Australia and a popular Melbourne tourist attraction. Originally located in Yorkshire, England, and built by the parents of Captain James Cook, the cottage was brought to Melbourne by Sir Russell Grimwade in 1934. Astonishingly, each brick was individually numbered, packed into barrels and then shipped to Australia. Combining modern interpretations of Captain Cook's adventures, centuries-old antiques, a delightful English cottage garden, volunteers dressed in 18th century costumes and a new interpretive space in the stable, Cooks' Cottage is a fascinating step back in time. Entry to the cottage includes a comprehensive fact sheet for a self-guided tour. Available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Thai, Indonesian, Japanese, German, French and Korean. School tours and group tours and visits are also available. Tickets and souvenirs can be purchased from the Fitzroy Gardens Visitor Centre, just 100 metres away. ...

Entry Cost


Adult $6.70, Children (Five to 15) $3.60, Concession $5.10, Family (Two adults, two children) $18.50

Product Types

  • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Facilities found here

  • Cafe
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Interactive Centre
  • Non Smoking

Accessibility Information

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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Cooks' Cottage set amongst the scenic Fitzroy Gardens on a winter's day
Scenic Cooks' Cottage set amongst the Fitzroy Gardens on a sunny morning
Chinese couple looking at historic costumes and wearing costumes with Cooks' Cottage volunteer
Family of four with focus on two children being shown a Cooks' Cottage fact sheet by volunteer
Family of four reaching to touch the leaves of a plant in the Cooks' Cottage garden
Small group of Cooks' Cottage volunteers and visitors playing ring toss game in front of cottage