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  • Address: 230-298 Wellington Parade, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Hours: 9am-5pm daily
  • Admission: Adults $6; children up to 15 $3

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Cooks' Cottage Tours

In the heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens sits a historic building that is one of the most significant in Australia. Built in 1755 in England before being shipped to Australia in 1934, that building is Cooks’ Cottage – built by the parents of one Captain James Cook, the man who claimed Australia for the empire.

Today, after having being carefully dismantled, thoroughly labelled and shipped halfway around the world to be reconstructed, Cooks’ Cottage serves as a museum to the exploits of Captain Cook. Modern interpretations of his adventures are displayed alongside antiques in a very English cottage and garden.

As Captain Cook’s Childhood home, Cooks’ Cottage is a step back in time. The building has been carefully restored and great emphasis is put on the experience of visiting the cottage, including the 18th-century costumes worn by the staff. Entry to the cottage includes a self-guided tour and comprehensive fact sheet available in many languages, and school holiday programs run for children four times a year.

Practical Info

Cooks’ Cottage is a 15-minute walk from Federation Square, or very close to the Treasury Gardens stop on the free City Circle tram. The cottage is open from 9am-5pm daily, with the exception of Christmas Day, and last entry is at 4:45pm. Entry is $6.50 for adults, $3.60 for concession, and $3.50 for children up to 15 years.

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