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Cook's Cottage

Just a short walk from the CBD area

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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 and volunteers dressed in 18th century costumes, 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.
 
Opening hours
Daily from 9am to 5pm (except Christmas Day)
Last entry at 4.45pm
 

** Top Tip **

After your visit to Cook's Cottage, you're just a short walk to the might Melbourne Cricket Ground - the MCG.
Why not take a 'Behind the Scenes tour with National Sports Museum included?
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, Fitzroy Gardens, 3002

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