La Trobe's Cottage - City of Melbourne
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 La Trobe's Cottage

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Description

La Trobe's Cottage was the home of Victoria's first governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe. The prefabricated building was shipped from Britain and built in 1839.

The quaint cottage was first erected in Jolimont, close to where the Melbourne Cricket Ground now stands, and is now located in Kings Domain on a rise near the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Shrine. The dining room added by La Trobe is believed to be Melbourne's oldest surviving structure.

Take a tour of the tiny cottage to get a sense of life in early colonial Melbourne, and learn more about Victoria's first governor and his family.

Location

Cnr Birdwood Avenue and Dallas Brooks Drive
Melbourne VIC 3004


Contact details

Phone: 9656 9889
bookings@nattrust.com.au
nationaltrust.org.au/places/la-trob...
latrobesociety.org.au


Opening hours

* Sunday 2pm – 4pm (October to April).

* Closed Christmas Day and Grand Prix weekend in March.

* Group bookings Monday to Friday (in conjunction with a visit to Government House on Monday and Thursday).

* Not accessible for wheelchairs


Accessibility

Not accessible


How to get there

Public Transport Victoria



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