corner Main and Dorham Roads, Blackwood
1pm to 4pm Third Sunday, February to November
Admission free. Afternoon Tea available for $5pp.
Learn about life the early 20th Century
Gamble Cottage is open to visitors who have an interested in the history of Coromandel Valley and neighbouring areas that were once part of this locality.
There are lots of historic artefacts, furniture and photographs on display and volunteers are on hand to shed light on the history of the cottage and to share the National Trust's research into the district's:
- Pioneer families (ask about the Family Name List),
- Land division and acquisition,
- The area's oldest buildings.
COVID safety protocols are in place, with visitors being shown through in small groups by CVDNT guides.
Gamble Cottage Garden is exquisite and features many old and now uncommon plant species. Maintained by a dedicated Friends group, the garden is a delight to explore and, on sunny days, to enjoy afternoon tea.
Winns Bakehouse Museum located on Winns Road, about 5 minutes from Gamble Cottage, offers an insight into the area's early commercial activities unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, it is only open to small groups and bookings are essential.
Suitable for all age groups. This is a disability accessible venue.
Group tours by arrangement. Phone 0474 066 776.