Patrick Taylor Cottage

Visit Western Australia’s oldest surviving dwelling.

Patrick Taylor Cottage is the oldest surviving dwelling in Western Australia, having been built in 1832 by the Morley Brothers.

It was purchased by Patrick Taylor in July 1834, and the eleven room wattle and daub cottage consists of an entry room, boxroom, parlour, nursery, bedroom, dining room, family room, sewing room, kitchen, laundry and side veranda.

The cottage now displays stunning artefacts from Albany’s history and beyond,  the building is also home to an outstanding display of mostly English porcelain and silverware, with some of the items dating back to the 1600s, as well as in-depth information on Patrick Taylor and early Albany residents, surrounded by a beautiful cottage garden next to the Duke Street Park. 

Opening Times

Daily: 11am – 3pm
Except Good Friday, Christmas Day and the morning of ANZAC Day

Contact Details

Tel: 0457 731 734


Adult (per person): $6.00
Concession (per person): $4.00
Child (per person): $2.50
Family: $15.00

Experience Albany’s history for less than a price of a cup of coffee. 


  • Self-guided tour, unless booked by prior arrangement.
  • Wheelchair access to most areas
  • Postcards and souvenirs
  • Books of historical interest for sale
  • Picturesque gardens

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About Us

Founded in 1962, Albany Historical Society is a non-profit organisation, staffed entirely by volunteers. We are dedicated to preserving Albany’s unique history and managing two of Albany’s most historic buildings.