La Trobe's CottageCurrently Closed
- Address: Dallas Brooks Dr & Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia, Melbourne
- Timings: 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +61-396569889
- Ticket Price: 5 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Exhibition
Once the home of Victoria's first governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe, La Trobe Cottage today stands as a historic attraction in Melbourne. Located in the quiet corners, this building was first erected in Jolimont, close to where the Melbourne Cricket Ground now stands, but was later on shifted in Kings Domain on a rise near the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Shrine. Inside the beautiful La Tobe Cottage, the centre of attraction is the dining room which is believed to be Melbourne's oldest surviving structure. A tour inside this cottage will give you a picture of life in early colonial Melbourne and the lives of Charles Joseph La Trobe and his family.
- This place is disabled friendly.
- Combined tours of Government House and La Trobe’s Cottage are available for groups of 10 or more only. Individuals are unable to join another group’s tour.
- Children and Concession: $3.00
- Family: $10.00
- By Light Rail: Dallas Brooks DveLight Rail Station
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Worth a visit ! Open on Sunday 2-4 with guided tours learn about the history of first governor of Victoria with authentic cottage and original furniture - cottage situated on the ground of royal Botanic garden of Melbourne
Alison was a wonderful guide! Interesting Melbourne history and gorgeous grounds. Just have to catch them Sunday afternoons when they’re open. Totally worth a visit!
This cottage is the original home of Victoria's first Lt. Governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe from 1839 until his departure for England in 1854. The cottage was made from prefabricated materials brought from England to be the home of La Trobe, his Swiss wife Sophie and their children. La Trobe's 2-bedroom a simple yet elegant cottage, a Swiss chalet type of house. It's Melbourne’s oldest surviving building, and forms an important part of Victoria’s history. The cottage is open on Sundays from 2- 4pm (October-April), Australia Day, 26 January, and some special event days. However, it's closed on Christmas Day, days of extreme heat and on the Grand Prix weekend in March. Charles La Trobe had immense significance in the development of Melbourne. He was one of the founders of the Royal Botanic Gardens, State Library, Museum of Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria and University of Melbourne. La Trobe Street and La Trobe University are named after him and there's a statue of him in the forecourt of the State Library of Victoria and another at La Trobe University.