Australian Heritage Festival 2017: Open House at La Trobe’s Cottage

Charles Joseph La Trobe lived with his wife Sophie and their four children for nearly 15 years in the family’s prefabricated cottage. Elegantly furnished and surrounded by a beautiful garden, join us for a tour of La Trobe's Cottage and hear some fascinating stories about life in early Melbourne.

During La Trobe’s time, Melbourne grew from a rudimentary settlement of fewer than 3,000 people to the centre of a thriving Colony of 237,000 people. La Trobe played a significant role in setting up our early cultural institutions, and in establishing the parks and gardens which are such a feature of our state today.

Take a tour of La Trobe’s Cottage and hear some fascinating stories from the family’s letters about life in early Melbourne, both before and during the crisis years of the gold rushes.

Admission Prices

Adult $5
Concession $4
Child $3
Family $12
National Trust member free

La Trobe's Cottage - Planning your visit


Corner of Birdwood Avenue & Dallas Brooks Drive, The Domain
Melbourne 3004 VIC

Bookings Office on 03 9656 9889 Mon-Fri
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