Blundells Cottage

Blundells Cottage is significant, being one of the few stone buildings of its type to have survived intact in the Australian Capital Territory. It is important for the way it reflects continuity and change in the local area, from functioning as a rural estate to becoming the capital of Australia. Displays in the Cottage now reflect occupancy by families of workers over more than 100 years.

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.

Open Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm. Entry is free!

Bookings are not necessary unless bringing a large family group. Bookings for schools are available on Thursdays by email.


Wendouree Dr, Parkes ACT 2600, Australia

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