Blundells Cottage

Blundells Cottage

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

Due to measures in place during the COVID-19 emergency, Blundells Cottage is closed until further notice. For more details and any updates please go to the NCA website.

The recently 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 by email.

Please note: Blundell’s is over 150 years old, which means no air-conditioning and poor ventilation. From December – March, for not only your comfort, but also for your safety and that of our volunteers, Blundell’s Cottage may need to close. Visit the website for updates.
  • Fenceline posts Blundells Cottage
    Blundells Cottage
  • Wendouree Drive side of Blundells
    Blundells Cottage by Lake Burley Griffin
  • Slab building Blundells Cottage
    Central courtyard Blundells Cottage
  • Interior displays Blundells Cottage
    Slab building Blundells Cottage
  • Oldfield display
    Blundells Cottage interior, 1942 display
  • Interior display Blundells Cottage
    Ginn room Blundells Cottage

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Saturdays: 10 am - 2 pm

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

Location

Blundells Cottage

Wendouree Drive, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Carpark

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 25 REVIEWS

Ranked #121 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“A guided tour is recommended!”

Reviewed on 08/01/2020

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...

Review by

gwendolphyn

“Very underwhelming”

Reviewed on 09/11/2019

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...

Review by

keezamoondog

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

Reviewed on 21/09/2019

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...

Review by

cagatravel

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