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Cook's Cottage
Top 19 in Can't Miss Attractions

240 Reviews
Famous Residences
Liked by 6
Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Fitzroy Garden,Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: +61-3-96589658

What people are saying:

This beautiful two-storey villa is in the middle of an Australian city park. It is unique and worth a visit. Introduced from Yorkshire, after careful restoration, it gives a glimpse of life in England in the 17th century. The kitchen garden and ivy are said to be brought from Yorkshire. The knowledgeable volunteers are happy to answer questions and provide information. You can try on a large shelf of costumes, and we saw many people like to try them that day.

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  • 619je

    Captain Cook's family lived here

    Captain Cook's cottages is much-loved by the people of Melbourne. He may have lived here; his family certainly lived here. It's in Fitzroy Gardens; take a look, it's interesting. Captain Cook is the m...

    Reviewed on /Date(1602013799000+0800)/
  • GlobeTrotterrrrrrrr
    New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India

    Cute little thing with history attached!

    Situated in Fitzroy Gardens, cooks cottage is house of Captain Cooks parents brought all the way from England and rebuilt. Looks like what a waste of money in those times but guess that's what people ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1590786799000+0800)/
  • christoskontas
    Θεσσαλονίκη, Περιοχή Θεσσαλονίκης, Μακεδονία

    A small old house in a green park.

    The former home of explorer Captain James Cook's family. It is said that captain has visited the place just twice. An old stone house and nothing more to say or to remember.

    Reviewed on /Date(1583659963000+0800)/
  • 2017Ravs4
    Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province

    Cottage with very friendly guides

    Great guides who were so very friendly. They were really informative about the cottage. It didn’t take long to go around the cottage but nice to see

    Reviewed on /Date(1582742663000+0800)/
  • 619jeffry

    Dear to the hearts of Melbournians

    Every city has some icon that is dear to the heart of its inhabitants. Cook's Cottage is one such item. It is, indeed, a cottage, not mansion. Whether Captain Cook actually lived there is somewhat dub...

    Reviewed on /Date(1581961618000+0800)/

Additional Information


To commemorate the discoverers of Australia: the famous British navigator James Cook, the Australian industrialist Sir Russell bought Captain Cook's parents in the former residence of Yorkshire, England, as a gift to the Melbourne citizens. Captain Cook’s Cabin is therefore the only building in Melbourne that was truly built in the 18th century. In fact, Captain Cook has been exploring the unknown land for the rest of his life, and he probably never stepped in this former residence in Yorkshire.
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