Bluestone Cottage Museum

Architect: 1864

North | N05

Building Description

Built in 1864 as a 4 room bluestone, slate, hip roofed early Victorian style house, to accommodate Pentridge warder James Smith, his wife Maria and their children. A rear detached wooden and tin roof kitchen and bedroom/laundry was later added when the family grew. It is the last remaining warder’s house in an original group of 7 located in Bell Street, within the sound of the prison bells. The cottage remained in the Smith family for over 110 years until sold to Coburg City Council in 1978. It was repaired and has been used as a headquarters and museum by Coburg Historical Society since 1981. The cottage is listed on the Victorian Buildings Register and by the National Trust (Victoria).

What's On

Self guide through the cottage or join a guided tour throughout the day. A permanent Pentridge exhibition is on display in the Annexe at the rear of property.


82 Bell Street, Coburg 3058, Coburg VIC

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