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“Free fun for the kids” 4 of 5 stars
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Cooks' Cottage
Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
03 9419 4677
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Owner description: Originally built in England in 1755 by the parents of Captain James Cook, this cottage was dismantled and transported to Australia, where it was rebuilt in the Fitzroy Gardens in 1934.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Free fun for the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We had heaps of fun going to cook's cottage and it did not cost anything, definately something for the kids to do in the holidays also they can learn about australian history.

Visited March 2012
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“Quaint cottage”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This cottage in the Fitzroy Gardens was brought to Oz in the 1930's from England. It once belonged to Captain Cook's parents. Effectively there are only 2 rooms in the place, 1 upstairs & 1 downstairs, but they are decorated with period furniture. Apparently it was once larger but part of the house was demolished before it came to Australia. A nice garden out the back and very helpful people to explain stuff and add context about the family and the building.

It probably will take you less than 30 minutes to have a good look - if you were in a hurry you could do it in 10 minutes - but well worth a look & don't begrudge the few $ entry fee.

Visited October 2012
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“Beautiful Cottage Garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I've visited this tiny cottage many times over the years but was very impressed recently with the beautiful cottage garden that has been created around it. It gave my grandchildren a glimpse of the old world.

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“Not really the Captain's house”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Just like any other cottage in rural England, except that Captain Cook's parents once lived there. Sure the setting (Fitzroy Gardens) is very good, and the building has been moved, stone by stone, from England, which isa more impressive, just like a giant 3D jigsaw.

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“Real history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

How did a family live in such a small house? This is living history. Every family should go there. What a privalege to have Captain Cook's cottage in our city.

Visited June 2012
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