Built in Yorkshire, England, in 1755 by the parents of Captain James Cook, Cooks’ Cottage was transported to Melbourne in crates and barrels, re-assembled and officially opened in the Fitzroy Gardens in 1934.Combining modern interpretations of Captain Cook’s life and adventures with centuries old relics and a vibrant, colourful cottage garden, Cooks’ Cottage provides unique insight into English family life in the 18th century.
Opening hours Daily: 9am to 5pm.Cooks Cottage is not open Christmas Day.
Entry fee includes a souvenir brochure available in English, Japanese, Chinese, German, Thai, Indonesian, Korean, Spanish, Italian, and French.
Cooks’ Cottage is in Fitzroy Gardens, conveniently close to Melbourne’s CBD. The gardens’ boundaries are Wellington Parade, Clarendon Street, Albert Street and Lansdowne Street (metered parking operates on these boundaries from Monday to Saturday). How to get there Melway reference: Map 2G 4B Train: Parliament Station, Spring Street exit, walk south on Spring Street, across Treasury Gardens and across Lansdowne Street. City Circle Tram (free): Alight in Spring Street, walk south on Spring Street, across Treasury Gardens and across Lansdowne Street. Tram 48 or 75 from Flinders Street /Swanson Street to stop 9 on Wellington Parade