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A visit to historic Cooks' Cottage, situated in the beautiful heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens, is a must when exploring City of Melbourne.

Built in 1755, Cooks' Cottage has been a Melbourne icon since 1934.

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. It was purchased for 800 pounds, which is equivalent to $72,000 today.

Astonishingly, each brick was individually numbered, packed into barrels and then shipped to Australia. Even the cottage’s original ivy was transported from England, and still flourishes on the cottage’s walls.

Combining modern interpretations of Captain Cook's adventures, centuries-old antiques, a delightful English cottage garden and volunteers dressed in 18th century costumes, Cooks' Cottage is a fascinating step back in time.

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Opening hours
Daily from 10am to 4pm (except Christmas Day). Bookings required for a 35 minute session.

Tickets can be purchased here at the Visitor Centre.

General entryAdults $7.20
Concession (students, seniors and pensioners) $5.50

Children (5 - 15 years) $3.90
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $19.70
Groups (8 or more)Adults $3.90
Children $2.70

Entry to the cottage includes a comprehensive fact sheet, available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Thai, Indonesian, Japanese, German, French and Korean.

School holiday fun at Cooks' Cottage

School Holiday Activity – be sure to check out the fun kids activity at Cooks’ Cottage every school holidays.

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