Blundells Cottage opens up

johnboy 6 December 2010 10

blundells [Photo courtesy of the NCA]

The National Capital Authority has announced they’re giving up on charging admission for Blundells Cottage.

Visitors will now receive free entry to the historic cottage, saving the previous admission charge of $15 for family groups, $7 for adults and $5 for concessions.

For those who haven’t had the pleasure it’s along Wendouree Drive, on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin and it’s open Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am to 11.30am and 12pm to 4pm.


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Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 12:04 pm 07 Dec 10

Thumper said :

Flash photography, over time, will accelerate the deterioration of the objects on display, especially fabric.

Or because Security get overzealous. 😛
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Ian Ian 9:05 pm 06 Dec 10

When did it go to $7? I never went there when it was that much – and would have turned around and gone somewhere else if I saw that price.

Thumper Thumper 8:56 pm 06 Dec 10

“Why no photos?”

Flash photography, over time, will accelerate the deterioration of the objects on display, especially fabric.

A bit like sunlight fading your curtains.

sepi sepi 4:56 pm 06 Dec 10

I thought it had always been free. I guess I haven’t been for a while. Whoever thought 7.00 was fair was dreaming. Blundell’s cottage is fascinating, but you can get through it in about 10 minutes flat.

old canberran old canberran 3:59 pm 06 Dec 10

I don’t think the article in Wikipedia is quite correct and I realise it does have this shortcoming sometimes. My Mother and I used to visit Blundell’s cottage during 1940’s and early 50’s when it was still a small working farm operated by a Mrs Oldfied who lived there on here own. My Mother used to collect insurance premiums from her and we always had morning tea with scones, jam and fresh clotted cream. I don’t remember the cottage being anywhere other than up on the slopes just near the old Scotts Crossing road where it is today, but the Wiki article states it was on the plain near the river and that the last occupants were the Blundells.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 3:15 pm 06 Dec 10

Felix the Cat said :

Why no photos?

Apparently the areas surrounding the Cottage provide too good a view of the ASIO Battlestar while its under construction, and there’s a secret entry/exit right near Blundell’s Cottage.

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 2:52 pm 06 Dec 10

Why no photos?

p1 p1 2:04 pm 06 Dec 10

lyndeelu said :

The previous admission charge of $7.00 for adults was ridiculous. Whilst it doesn’t need to be free (gold coin donation would do it), I certainly wasn’t taking my visitors there at that price.

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lyndeelu lyndeelu 1:44 pm 06 Dec 10

The previous admission charge of $7.00 for adults was ridiculous. Whilst it doesn’t need to be free (gold coin donation would do it), I certainly wasn’t taking my visitors there at that price.

angrymonkey angrymonkey 9:53 am 06 Dec 10

But remember people, NO PHOTOS!!

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