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Blundells Cottage

National Capital Authority

Saturday, 24 March 2018 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (AEDT)

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Blundells Cottage
This ticket secures you a place on a 1 hour tour of Blundells Cottage.
15 Tickets 23h 1m Free  

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Through 100 years of occupation this cottage housed many families. Discover the stories of the first and the very last families to live here - and how our National Capital grew up around this humble dwelling.

Conservation works on Blundells Cottage, including foundation stabilisation, stone re-pointing and the installation of new displays were completed in July 2017.

The new 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. For the first time, the museum also tells the twentieth century story of the cottage.

Further conservation work will be undertaken to the slab shed from September 2017, followed by exciting landscape works to interpret the original land uses.

Historic Blundells Cottage is open to the public 10am – 2pm every Saturday.

Guided tours are scheduled:

10:15am – 11:15am

11:30am – 12:30pm

12:45pm – 1:45pm

Bookings essential | Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the start of your tour.


  • Very limited wheelchair accessibility in and around the cottage.
  • No prams permitted in the cottage.
  • The cottage closes and tours are cancelled in cases of severe weather.
  • No toilet facilities at the Cottage.
  • Due to heritage limitations, there is no cooling and limited heating in the cottage.


Please be aware there are limited parking spaces along Wendouree Dive, directly outside the Cottage. Additional parking is available in Kings Park. For more information, please visit:


What can I bring into Blundells Cottage?

There are no storage facilities available at Blundells Cottage, please avoid bringing along large bags or belongings on the tour as there is limited space to move.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Is my ticket transferrable?

Yes, you can do so online or by contacting the National Capital Exhibition.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, If you're unable to attend last minute, you can give your place to someone else, given the number of attendees does not exceed the number of tickets.

For more information please contact the National Capital Exhibition on 02 6272 2902

Have questions about Blundells Cottage? Contact National Capital Authority

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Blundells Cottage
Wendouree Drive
Parkes, ACT 2600

Saturday, 24 March 2018 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (AEDT)

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