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Blundells' Cottage

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Address: Wendouree Drive, Canberra 2004, Australia
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+61 2 6273 2667

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Nice historical cottage

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.

Reviewed 9 July 2016
Canberra, Australia

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Canberra, Australia
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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.

Thank Lini999
Rayong, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
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 long way into the future and it was actually built near the Molonglo River. It... More 

1 Thank David B
Melbourne, Australia
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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 Canberra was still farm land. Really worth the visit.

2 Thank ksquared2014
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 11 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.

Thank neree85
Brussels, Belgium
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199 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
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 attraction is still open to the public or not ...

Thank Londinium
Port Macquarie, Australia
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 11 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 is run by a beauracracy rather than a historic society has both benefits and negatives.... More 

Thank Port librarian
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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

Thank purplejewell
Canberra, Australia
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

Pretty much like any old house open to the public. Yes it has been lovingly restored but I would not say it offers anything different to other old houses in Australia, just smaller than a lot of them.

Thank Heather D
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

Cute, historic but not sufficiently funded. Relys on volunteers to keep it going. What a shame because Canberra's current architecture is so sadly lacking!

Thank CocoCanberra
Canberra, Australia
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78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

Call in when it is open and see how ordinary people lived in the early days of Canberra. You can then walk on to the Carillion or around the lake.

1 Thank Hepast

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