Captain Cook's Cottage
It is located in Fitzroy Gardens, a short walk from the centre of Melbourne
Last visited in April 2007
This cottage was actually built and owned by Captain James Cook's parents, James and Grace. Originally built in 1755 in Yorkshire, England, but in 1933 purchased and transported to Australia.
- Garden: a traditional English herb and vegetable garden
- Rooms: the small cottage is decorated with period pieces which gives you an idea of how it may have been like to live there at the time James was a boy
- Shop: The gift shop at the back of the cottage has details of James Cook's journeys and achievements.
Eating & Drinking:
- not available
Other things you should know about:
- It is the only 18th Century building in Melbourne
- more about Melbourne