Blundells Cottage, National Capital Authority

Blundells Cottage is an historic house museum located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, on Wendouree Drive in Canberra. The small stone cottage was built around 1860 as a home for skilled workers on the Duntroon Estate. The first two families, the Ginns and then the Blundells, were employees of Robert Campbell, who owned the Duntroon Estate. Furnished to depict turn-of-the-century rural life, the cottage provides an intriguing contrast to modern Canberra and aims to portray the lifestyle of its tenants. This is done through verbal interpretation, object displays and written interpretation. Much of the current furnishings represent the period 1890-1910. Visitors will gain an insight into the Limestone Plains before it was chosen as the site for the National Capital


Blundells Cottage is an historic house whose significance lies in the fact it represents an era before the National Capital was even planned. At Blundells Cottage you can step back in time and immerse yourself in the history of the Cottage. There are the hands-on displays to experience the stories of the people who lived there. The focus is domestic and rural equipment from the period 1890-1910.