Cook´s cottage

Cooks Cottage

Address: Fitzroy Gardens, Wellington Pde, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002

Phone: 03 9419 4677  |  Fax: 03 9416 0479  


Eight reasons why you must visit Cooks Cottage:

Discover Melbourne's rich history and how Cooks' Cottage came to be one of the city's great landmarks.

Walk in the footsteps of Captain Cook's family through their two-storey cottage.

Learn all about Captain James Cook's life and voyages.

Experience what life was like in the 18th Century as you tour the historical cottage, its fascinating traditional English garden and the Discovery Centre.

Listen to sound recordings that create the atmosphere of a family meal at the Cook residence as well as the long awaited homecoming of their son, Captain James Cook.

Become a member of an eighteenth century family by posing for the perfect photo opportunity at our photo board.

Purchase a Captain Cook memento or send a postcard back home via the postal service with a special Cooks' Cottage stamp.

Stroll through a classic English cottage garden and learn about uses for herbs and plants in the 18th century.

Content: Cooks' Cottage


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Two adults and two children



Upon presenting Australian student or seniors card



Under 15 years




Payment methods accepted

MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

Groups of eight individuals or more can make a booking to visit Cooks' Cottage or undertake a tour. Booking forms for tour companies or school groups can be found on the website. A cancellation fee applies for groups cancelling within 24 hours of arrival.

Local directions

Tram: 75 (Flinders Street) or 48 (Collins Street). Stop nine on Wellington Parade. Train: Parliament or Jolimont Stations. City Circle Tram: Treasury Gardens stop.


  • Child activities
  • Coach parking
  • Access with assistance for the disabled
  • First aid equipment
  • Guide
  • Interactive centre
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Shaded area


  • Art and craft
  • Birdwatching
  • Lessons/tutorials
  • Shopping
  • Animal Viewing
  • Guided walks

Opening hours

Closed Christmas Day


  • Cultural Tourism Industry Group
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria

Disabled access

With assistance

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