A visit to the historic landmark Cooks' Cottage, situated in the beautiful heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens, is a must when exploring Melbourne.
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 a history of the evolution of the cottage and how it came to be in Melbourne, 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.
School tours and group visits/tours are available. Seasonal school holiday programs and special events are also held throughout the year.
Tickets and souvenirs can be purchased from the Fitzroy Gardens Visitor Centre, just 100 metres away.
East Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: 9658 9658
Mon: 9am – 5pm
Tue: 9am – 5pm
Wed: 9am – 5pm
Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm
Sun: 9am – 5pm
* Closed Christmas Day
* Last entry at 4.45pm
Children (5 - 15 years) $3.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children) $18
Payment method accepted
All payment types
How to get there
Public Transport Victoria