This tiny 1860 worker's dwelling has stood witness to a lot of changes in 157 years. The stone building underwent conservation works in 2017. Landscape and further conservation works continued through to September 2018. This included works to interpret the original land uses and conservation of the slab building.
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, we may need to close Blundell’s Cottage. We’ll keep you updated on any closures on the NCA website.
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