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Blundells Cottage

Fenceline posts Blundells Cottage
Wendouree Drive side of Blundells
Slab building Blundells Cottage
Interior displays Blundells Cottage
Oldfield display
Interior display Blundells Cottage
Fenceline posts Blundells Cottage
Wendouree Drive side of Blundells
Slab building Blundells Cottage
Interior displays Blundells Cottage
Oldfield display

Overview

The updated displays give an insight into the lives of the families who lived in the cottage and their experiences on the Limestone Plains from the colonial period to the time when Canberra was selected as the site for the Federal Capital and during the construction of modern Canberra. So for the first time, the museum tells the whole twentieth-century story of the cottage.

Bookings are not necessary unless bringing a large family group. Bookings for schools are available on Thursdays through bookcanberraexcursions.com.au.

Please note: Blundell’s is over 150 years old, so access is not fully accessible.

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Wendouree Drive, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 25 reviews

“A guided tour is recommended!”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2yrs ago by gwendolphyn

A small house overlooking Lake Burley Griffin that gives insight into Canberra before the development that turned it into the present-day Australian capital. It is a little hard to access via public...

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“Very underwhelming”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2yrs ago by keezamoondog

Thought there would be more about the history of the cottage. Inside the setting felt very staged. Would benefit from a tour or even just a talk about why they cottage was built where it is what the...

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“Amazing history on the lake, must see Australian heritage”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2yrs ago by cagatravel

Excellent Australian history can be experienced at Blundells Cottage found on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin near the National Carillon and other important sightseeing monuments nearby. Historians...

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  • Carpark
  • Picnic Area
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)