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Adam Lindsay Gordon Craft Cottage features selected local craft work by members of the Crafts Council of Ballarat located in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens near Lake Wendouree.

Craft work includes jewellery, painting, photography, woodwork, cards, textiles (knitting, sewing, crochet and felting) including scarves, hats, gloves, bags and embroidery. Inside the Cottage you will discover an extensive variety of local craft work of the highest quality.

The Australian poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon lived in this cottage. It was behind Craigs Hotel on Lydiard Street and it was from here that Gordon managed the hostelry. His only daughter died while he was in Ballarat and although a daredevil on a horse and an accomplished rider he led a tragic life. His poetry with its rolling rhythm survives him.

The cottage was moved to the Botanical gardens in the '30's and since the early '90's has been the home of the Crafts Council of Ballarat.

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The Cottage is manned voluntarily by members of the Crafts Council of Ballarat. The Cottage was a finalist in the Ballarat heritage Awards for adaptive re-use of an historic building

  • Daily
    10:00am - 4:00pm
    Please note opening hours vary in Winter. Open weekends only Mid-June to end of August from 10am to 4pm. Open seven days during this winter period for the school holidays from 10am to 4pm.
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The doorway fits a standard wheelchair. There is ramp access. There may be some limited movement within the cottage due to displays and/or crowds