Cooks' Cottage

Cooks' Cottage
Wellington Parade, East Melbourne.
Victoria. Ph: (03) 96589658

Cook's Cottage is located in the prestigious Fitzroy gardens and is a very popular Melbourne Attraction.

Cooks' Cottage was originally built in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, England during 1755. As the Cottage was up for sale at the time, some prominent Victorians bought the Cottage and shipped it to Melbourne in 1934. They painstakingly dismantled the entire cottage, numbered each brick, packed it and brought it to Melbourne where they reconstructed it to it's original state. It is said that even the ivy vine was brought from it's original location and planted here in Melbourne when Cooks' Cottage was being reconstructed.

Usually there is a small admission fee to the Cooks' Cottage, but it's well worth it. Adjoining the cottage in the gardens, is a conservatory where they grow various flowers & ferns and is a tranquil place to spend some time, relax and take photos. I've often seen Wedding photographs being taken here due to it's scenic floral backdrop.

Interested in visiting Cooks' Cottage? I think you must visit this place as it can be a lot of fun, it doesn't take much time to go through the Cottage and it is not that expensive either.

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Opening hours: Opens Daily, Monday to Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. closed on Christmas day. The last entry is usually at 4:45 pm.

Entry: Adult - $6.00; Children 5 to 15 years - $3.00; Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) - $16.50; Concession - $3.60; Groups of 8 or more - Adults $3.30 and Children $2.20

How to get there: Catch tram 48 or 75 from Flinders street, going on Wellington Parade towards Richmond. Get down at tram stop no. 9 & walk down to the cottage & gardens.

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