The original home of Victoria's first Lt. Governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe from 1839 to 1854, La Trobe's Cottage is Melbourne oldest surviving building.
Although described by a visitor in 1852 as “small but elegantly furnished and standing in spacious grounds,” La Trobe’s Cottage is now a vital part of Victoria’s history. The cottage was made from prefabricated materials brought from England to be the home of La Trobe, his wife Sophie and their children.
The cottage has been restored and today contains items from the earliest time of Victoria’s settlement.
Visit the La Trobe Society website for more information about Governor La Trobe.
Announcement: 19 January 2021
Please note La Trobe’s Cottage is temporarily closed until further notice. There will be an Open Garden on 26 January 2021 – click here for details.