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Cook's Cottage

Your Benefit: Single Entry
Usual Price: Adult: $6.00
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Address: Wellington Pde, Fitzroy Gardens, East Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone Number: (03) 9658 9658
Operating Hours: Daily 9:00am to 5:00pm (last entry 4.45pm)
Closed: Christmas Day
Website: http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/cookscottage

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Discover Melbourne's rich history and how Cooks' Cottage came to be one of the city's great landmarks. Learn all about Captain James Cook's life, his amazing voyages, his tragic death and the legacy he left for future generations in the Discovery Centre. Experience what life was like in the eighteenth century, as you walk through this double-story cottage and its traditional English cottage garden. Listen to the sounds of the Cook family sitting down to a family meal and hear their excitement when their son, Captain James Cook returns from his latest voyage. Stroll through a beautiful English cottage garden and learn about how these home grown herbs and plants were used in the good old days. Become a member of an eighteenth century family by posing for the perfect photo opportunity and create your own slice of history. Tickets and souvenirs can be purchased from the Fitzroy Gardens Visitor Centre, just 100 metres away.