We visited here on a sunny afternoon and whilst there are a number of places in Melbourne where you can sense the British background, this cottage is the apex of that feeling. The cottage was built /altered by James Cook's parents in 1755 and whilst there is no proof the son ever lived there, he would certainly have been a regular visitor. it was dismantled and rebuilt in it's current position in 1933. The cottage is set in the delightful Fitzroy Gardens with Mature trees that are found in England and additionally a traditional country garden has been created. As you would expect with a cottage the rooms are few but they have been well furnished with items of the correct period. Friendly and helpful staff added to our trip and sitting in the sunshine watching a steady movement of visitors and eating ice creams we could easily have been in Yorkshire. This is not somewhere that will provide a long visit but it will certainly give much pleasure.
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