Hope Cottage

Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
  • Address: Centenary Ave, Kingscote SA 5223, Australia
  • Timings: 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +61-885532656
  • Ticket Price: 5 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids

If you want to see how the islanders used to live back in the late 1800s, head over to Hope Cottage. It offers a fascinating insight into the unique history and heritage of Kangaroo Island. The Hope Cottage was built in 1859 and is the restored home of brothers Charles and Michael Calnan. Representing life from 1860s onwards, you will find on display articles such as:

  • Period furniture
  • Clothing
  • Musical instruments
  • Old meat mincers
  • Intriguing kitchen equipments
  • Machinery used on the farms and a lot more. 

  • Adults: $5
  • Children: $1

  • Can be reached on foot.

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  • Hope Cottage Address: Centenary Ave, Kingscote SA 5223, Australia
  • Hope Cottage Contact Number: +61-885532656
  • Hope Cottage Timing: 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Hope Cottage Price: 5 USD
  • Best time to visit Hope Cottage(preferred time): 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Hope Cottage: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Kingscote include Hope Cottage in their plan

  • 92.86% of people start their Hope Cottage visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Hope Cottage

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hope Cottage

People normally club together Seaside Beauty and Bay Of Shoals Winery while planning their visit to Hope Cottage.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • The Callnan brothers built 3 cottages on top of this hill in the 19th century from the proceeds of their success in the Victorian gold fields. They named these cottages Hope Faith and Charity. Hope is now a museum, Charity is a private residence and Faith was demolished; which prompts my favourite dad joke on Kangaroo Island when I retell this story to passengers: This town loves the band Faith No More

  • Unexpected find, loved the lighthouse in the yard, which you could climb by an external staircase. Lens system (not theirs) in place and rotating. Museum has a great range of exhibits from household items, farm machinery, transport, etc.

  • Visited today, and to my shame I can’t remember the lady volunteers name, but she was very welcoming and friendly. I’d wanted to visit as love old houses set up in how they used to be, and I wasn’t disappointed, I highly recommend a visit! My husband and son had tagged along, and gone off to look around the other areas and lighthouse-to day they were very impressed with the displays and thoroughly enjoyed it, is an understatement! Well worth a visit, just go 😊

  • A very well- curated museum, showing much about KI.

  • Great place to explore. Infotainment volunteers on duty to talk about the area as well as the house. Love the light house

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