corner Main and Dorham Roads, Blackwood
1pm to 4pm Third Sunday, February to June & September to November
Admission free. Afternoon Tea available for $5pp.
Learn about life in 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.
Gamble Cottage Garden is exquisite and features many old and now uncommon plant species. Maintained by a dedicated Friends group, it is a delight to explore, has plenty of space for children to run around. Many visitors enjoy afternoon tea sitting out amongst the plants and shrubs, or under a marquee.
Winns Bakehouse Museum located on Winns Road, about 5 minutes from Gamble Cottage, offers an insight into the area's early commercial activities and is open to small groups by appointment.
Suitable for all age groups. This is a disability accessible venue.
Group tours at other times by arrangement. Phone 0474 066 776.