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Patrick Taylor Cottage


Patrick Taylor Cottage Museum

This eleven room wattle and daub home is the oldest surviving dwelling in Western Australia.

The cottage is the pride and joy of the Albany Historical Society and a must-see attraction.

Built circa 1832, the cottage consists of an entry, boxroom, parlour, nursery, bedroom, dining room, family room, sewing room, kitchen, laundry and side verandah. Many beautiful artefacts, covering several eras, are displayed in the various rooms.

The cottage is surrounded by a neat English cottage garden.

Patrick Taylor

Patrick Taylor was born at Montrose in Scotland in 1806 and orphaned as a child. A wealthy young man of very delicate health, it is believed he came to Albany for health reasons and to purchase land for farming.

He arrived at Albany in 1834 on board the 'James Pattison'. During the voyage he met Miss Mary Yates Bussell and fell in love, over a period of time sending her many beautiful letters and poems. These indicated he was a very sensitive young man, thoughtful, perhaps introverted, philosophical and very religious.


Opening Times

11 am to 3 pm daily (winter opening times may vary)
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Closed until 1 pm Anzac Day

Admission Prices

$5 per person
School groups, price by negotiation

Group Tour Bookings

If you would like to enquire about a guided tour for a group of seven or more persons at concessional rates, please complete our Group Tour Enquiry Form. We will get back to you as soon as possible regarding cost and availability.


39 Duke Street, Albany, Western Australia. Phone (08) 9841 5403

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