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Cooks' Cottage, Melbourne

#4 of 40 in Historic Sites in Melbourne
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • Situated within Fitzroy Gardens can be found the oldest building in Australia. Originally built in 1755 by Captain Cooks parents it was shipped to Australia in the 1930s brick by brick, each one...  more »
  • This cottage was transported from England to Melbourne in the 1930s. It is uncertain if Captain James Cook RN, the remarkable navigator lived here, but his parents did. This quaint cottage is in...  more »
  • Nice slow paced activity for the kids. A wonderful piece of australian history. There is a nearby cafe with outdoor seating, a visitor center and clean water fot drinking. which is great if you want to burn off some of the kids energy
  • As we used to live near the original in Middlesbrough in England, it was fascinating to visit this brick by brick replica of the original. Our son had been christened in the church that Cook had been christened in, so was special to us. The cottage is set in a peaceful park in the city & has a nice cafe next to it with fresh bread & cakes.

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