Cooks' Cottage Tours and Activities
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In the heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens sits a historic building that is one of the most significant in Australia. Built in 1755 in England before being shipped to Australia in 1934, that building is Cooks’ Cottage – built by the parents of one Captain James Cook, the man who claimed Australia for the empire.
Today, after having being carefully dismantled, thoroughly labelled and shipped halfway around the world to be reconstructed, Cooks’ Cottage serves as a museum to the exploits of Captain Cook. Modern interpretations of his adventures are displayed alongside antiques in a very English cottage and garden.
As Captain Cook’s Childhood home, Cooks’ Cottage is a step back in time. The building has been carefully restored and great emphasis is put on the experience of visiting the cottage, including the 18th-century costumes worn by the staff. Entry to the cottage includes a self-guided tour and comprehensive fact sheet available in many languages, and school holiday programs run for children four times a year.
Cooks’ Cottage is a 15-minute walk from Federation Square, or very close to the Treasury Gardens stop on the free City Circle tram. The cottage is open from 9am-5pm daily, with the exception of Christmas Day, and last entry is at 4:45pm. Entry is $6.50 for adults, $3.60 for concession, and $3.50 for children up to 15 years.
Address: 230-298 Wellington Parade, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Hours: 9am-5pm daily
Admission: Adults $6; children up to 15 $3
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Cooks' Cottage
Spend a delightful morning exploring top Melbourne sights from aboard a comfortable coach. Learn about the city’s fascinating history from your informative driver and guide as you explore highlights such as Queen Victoria Market, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Parliament House, and Cook’s Cottage. To extend your sightseeing, upgrade for an optional cruise along the scenic Yarra River.
Taking safety measures
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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The Australian city of Melbourne is chock full of activities and attractions to check out. This 3-day Melbourne City Card takes the guesswork out of navigating public transport with an included 72-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour and includes free admission to a number of attractions including the Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Star, and Yarra River cruise. Plus, get exclusive deals on food and drink all throughout the city.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Cooks' Cottage hours of operation?
Cooks' Cottage hours of operation: 9am-5pm daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Cooks' Cottage?
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