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La Trobe's Cottage

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La Trobe's Cottage Melbourne

La Tribe's cottage is located in Kings Domain Melbourne. Charles LA Trobe was Lt Governor of... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Prefabricated building of historical signifigance

This is not beautiful architecture, but there is a nice garden around it. This is a historically... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Dallas, Texas
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Corner Birdwood Avenue and Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
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Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

La Tribe's cottage is located in Kings Domain Melbourne. Charles LA Trobe was Lt Governor of Victorian colony from 1839 to 1854. The cottage was shipped to Melbourne in 1839 as home for Charles and his wife. The reconstructed cottage was moved to the present...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

This is not beautiful architecture, but there is a nice garden around it. This is a historically significant part of Melbourne's history. Built in 1839 by the first superintendent of the Port Phillip. It was the home of the first Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria, La Trobe....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Lovely piece of Melbourne History - the house is beautiful and really nice to visit. It feels like you are back in the past.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank EleanorBall
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

A wander back in time to see how La Trobe and his family lived in the 1800s. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. If you are near the Shrine or the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, do yourself a favour and go for a walk through the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John_A_Lowe
Reviewed 28 July 2018

It is a simple small white cottage that was not open when visited sitting adjacent to the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Shrine on Birdwood Avenue.It was built in 1839 for the first Superintendent of the Port Phillip colony ,Charles La Trobe and Mrs Isabelle...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Oldjack
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Philip B
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Margaret B
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank EssenJohn
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank AdelaideTraveller888
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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jon G
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