The four room cottage is a rare, early, timber cottage constructed from materials imported from north America possibly in a ready-cut form.
The cottage was relocated to the Botanic Gardens precinct in 2013 with restoration of the cottage undertaken by the Orange Rotary Club in conjunction with Orange City Council and the Orange Community.
The cottage was handed over to Orange City Council on 17 February 2014.
The cottage is open daily from 9.00am – 4.00pm and is located in the Orange Botanic Gardens and Adventure Playground precinct.
Visiting with schools
The site is free to visit and open Monday–Friday 9.30am-3.30pm. Emmaville Cottage can be used as a local site study for a number of Stage 1-3 curriculum units.
A learning resource including pre and post visit activities and an on-site worksheet can be downloaded here. This resource includes extended historical information and source material.
It is recommended for teachers to contact Orange Regional Museum prior to visiting the site.
Further information can be obtained from the Museum and Heritage Coordinator on 63938170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org