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Cook's Cottage

  • near Lansdowne St. and Wellington Pde. Map It
  • East Melbourne
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Updated 01/15/2014

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Once the on-leave residence of the Pacific navigator Captain James Cook, this modest two-story home, built in 1755 by Cook senior, was transported stone by stone from Great Ayton in Yorkshire, England, and rebuilt in the lush Fitzroy Gardens in 1934. It's believed that Cook lived in the cottage between his many voyages. The interior is simple, a suitable domestic realm for a man who spent much of his life in cramped quarters aboard sailing ships.

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Fitzroy Gardens, near Lansdowne St. and Wellington Pde., Melbourne, Victoria, 3002, Australia

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Sight Details:

  • A$5
  • Daily 9–5

Updated 01/15/2014


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