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, 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.
Daily: 11am – 3pm
Except Good Friday, Christmas Day and the morning of ANZAC Day
Tel: 0457 731 734
Under 6: Free
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Membership is open to anybody, subject to approval. More details, including current membership fees, can be found by clicking 'About membership'.
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You can support our important work by becoming a member of the Albany Historical Society.
Membership is as low as $15 a year for single membership, and entitles you to receive copies of our quartlerly newsletter, free entry to the Albany Convict Gaol and Patrick Taylor Cottage and to access our new Online Members' Area.
The Online Members' Area allows members to browse our extensive (over 3500+) archive of paintings and photographs of Albany and surrounding regions from the past, as well as our newly digitised archive of magazines, featuring articles relating to Albany's history.