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Cooks' Cottage 

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Built in Yorkshire in 1755 by the parents of Captain James Cook, Cooks' Cottage was transported to Melbourne and erected in the Fitzroy Gardens in 1934.

The cottage was taken apart brick by brick and packed into cases and barrels to be shipped to Australia, along with cuttings of ivy that originally adorned the house, which were replanted when the building was erected in Melbourne.

Combining modern audio-visual interpretations of Captain Cook’s life and adventures with centuries-old relics and a vibrant, colourful English cottage garden, Cooks’ Cottage provides a unique insight into English family life in the 18th century.

Visit the Discovery Centre to learn more about the amazing journeys of Captain James Cook, his tragic death and enormous legacy.


Cooks' Cottage, Fitzroy Gardens
Wellington Parade
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Contact details

Phone: 9419 5766

Opening hours

Mon: 9am – 5pmTue: 9am – 5pmWed: 9am – 5pmThu: 9am – 5pmFri: 9am – 5pmSat: 9am – 5pmSun: 9am – 5pm

* Closed Christmas Day.

* Last visitor admitted 4.45pm

* Administration and group bookings: 9419 5766

* Admission prices:
School modules $2.50

Tour Company Heritage Tour $8.50

Group admission
Adults $3.30
Children $2.20

General entry
Adults $5
Australian concession, pension, student card holder admission $3
Children (5 - 15 years) $2.50
Family (2 adults and 2 children) $13.50

Payment method accepted

All payment types

How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


Wheelchair accessible

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