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Canberra before it was the National Capital.

Historic 1860 worker’s dwelling that was home to people when Canberra was little more than a plan... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Steve W
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Karratha, Australia
It's reopened!

We were delighted to visit this historic cottage which has recently reopened after some important... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
familyfrenzy
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Australia
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16 Aug 2018
“Canberra before it was the National Capital.”
13 Jul 2018
“A cottage from the past”
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

Historic 1860 worker’s dwelling that was home to people when Canberra was little more than a plan, thankfully saved from demolishing to make room for Lake Burley Griffin when the local citizens chained themselves to it in protest. The cottage was undergoing grounds works during...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 13 July 2018

This is a historic farm. In the past most of the farmhouses were small. Blundell’s cottage was the last farmhouse built. A cottage tenant was taking care of this cottage. Campbell took convicts and laborers. He preferred free immigrants though. George Blundell with his wife...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We were delighted to visit this historic cottage which has recently reopened after some important restoration work. Whilst simply furnished and small you do get a real sense of what life was like in the 1860s. It's free to visit and the NCA guides have...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

This is a great place to see how families lived in the past. It is interesting to see the type of tools that were used.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Lini999
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Among all the grand and grandiose memorials dotted around Australia's national capital, Canberra, Blundell's Cottage is a humbler relic from days gone by. It is a stone cottage on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, although when it was built the man-made lake was a...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank David B
Reviewed 26 October 2015

A visit to the stone, worker's cottage makes a nice change to the significant monuments and flash buildings that Canberra has become. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and paint a wonderful picture of how life was lived in the 1800s when the current site of...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank ksquared2014
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

From the outside, its a nice bit of history to look at. When we went it didn't seem to be opened anymore, however it may still be.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank neree85
Reviewed 13 December 2014

There is a sign saying that the cottage is open on Thursdays and Saturdays. We were there on a Saturday at 15H00, it was supposed to be open but it was closed! Through the window we could see the interior but we wonder if this...More

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank Londinium
Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

Probably geared more toward school visits, the cottage presents the life of a rural family in 1800s Australia. The artefacts, displays and stories link nicely to the establishment of Canberra as the capital of Australia. Opening hours are somewhat limited and the fact the building...More

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank Portlibrarian
Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

Very nice little cottage, but beware only open thursday and saturday....we of course went on a friday. Not to worry you can still walk around the outside

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