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La Trobe's Cottage

Corner Birdwood Avenue and Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
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We found this Australian national trust building by asking several people, very few direction... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Philip B
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I can’t review this Cottage as it wasn’t open, much to our disappointment. Tucked away behind the... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Margaret B
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Corner Birdwood Avenue and Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We found this Australian national trust building by asking several people, very few direction signs. When we got there it was Closed, only open on a Sunday for a couple of hours. What a waste of time. Don't bother with the effort walking there. Very...More

Thank Philip B
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

I can’t review this Cottage as it wasn’t open, much to our disappointment. Tucked away behind the Shrine of Remembrance, staff here seemed not to know where it was, and what opening hours were. We walked and eventually found it, the cottage was owned by...More

Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Only open 2-4 Sunday afternoons and operated by volunteers, it is interesting enough to spend 30 minutes on the 'tour'. It's a mixture of the original building, but much of the original isn't original, and replication of some of the other buildings that would have...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

A tricky one for tourists to enjoy fully as the opening times are very limited. Was closed when we visited, but the kids appreciated the significance of the building from the plaques. Located near the Botanical Gardens and The Shrine.

Thank AdelaideTraveller888
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Average building which wasn't open when there. Nice place, but having been moved twice from its original location it sort of lost its historical significance

Thank Jon G
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Governor Latrobe's Cottage (more a small family home), dating from the 1830s is a rare survivor and you can visit it courtesy of the National Trust. Almost hidden away from view, next to the Botanic Gardens, the Observatory and new Government House, this cluster of...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Charles La Trobe was the first superintendent of the Port Phillip district, which later became Victoria. His cottage was built in 1839. It was said to be small but elegantly furnished and constructed. The cottage is open for inspection and can be seen on a...More

Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

I recently took my eight year old to Melbourne for the National Trust Open day after subscribing to their event emails and seeing that you could visit so many places. I had always planned to go to some of our historical properties, such as La...More

Thank Peoniesandtulips
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

These are some really nice cottages set in amongst the parkland but disappointing for me they are not original, plus you cannot go inside. There are storyboards outside you can read then take a few photos but that is just about it.

Thank Dorsetbruce
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

Victorians have a habit of honouring their "betters." Charles La Trobe was the first superintendent of the Port Phillip District, later Lieutentant Governor of Victoria. The dining room of La Trobe's Cottage is said to be the oldest remaining colonial structure in Victoria. Those anticipating...More

Thank Jeffry B
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