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La Trobe's Cottage

Corner Birdwood Avenue and Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
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Beautiful old house

Lovely piece of Melbourne History - the house is beautiful and really nice to visit. It feels like... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EleanorBall
Beautiful Old Home

A wander back in time to see how La Trobe and his family lived in the 1800s. Very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John_A_Lowe
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Corner Birdwood Avenue and Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank EssenJohn
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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

Thank melbourne-vic
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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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