Schwerkolt Cottage is an original pioneer’s stone cottage in a garden setting surrounded by 2.25 hectares of bushland. August Schwerkolt began building the cottage in 1884 and the three rooms of the cottage are furnished in the style of the period. Other buildings on the property include a slab barn, smithy, a stone smokehouse and a wine cellar. The complex has a Visitor Centre and Museum, and an Orcharding display.
The Schwerkolt Cottage & Museum Complex is open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, except Good Friday and Christmas Day, between 2.00 pm and 5:00 pm.
The Schwerkolt Cottage & Museum Complex grounds are open outside these times. Contact Whitehorse City Council (03) 9262 6333 for tour groups by appointment.
Telephone: (03) 9873 4946