Hope Cottage, Kingscote

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#1 of 8 in Museums in Kangaroo Island
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  • We had an hour before returning to the mainland and visited Hope Cottage in Kingscote. The entry was not worth mentioning with AUD 6.00. Unfortunately I only had AUD 4.00 cash with me and you couldn't pay with a card. However, the slightly older, very nice staff at the small checkout was so happy that someone looked by and she issued me a student ticket. The exhibition was similar to the many other small museums that are numerous in Australia. It's a bit messy and incredibly comprehensive. In the house itself there were many old furnishings to be seen, including the first piano of the entire island. Cutlery, clothing, coins and other collectibles are also on display. In the adjacent buildings there were objects on topics such as tractors, agricultural commercial vehicles, telecommunications, maritime transport and crafts. There is even an old lighthouse on the site. Unfortunately, there is not much information about the individual items. Most of the time, they are limited to the former occupants of the house or to very special houses of Kingscote, which could be of particular interest to long-established residents. I still enjoyed my visit, especially because of the nice lady at the checkout. Conclusion: If you want to/must kill for an hour, you can have a look at Hope Cottage.
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  • Definitely worth a an hour or so wondering through this Museum. You can tell that it has been put together and is maintained by locals passionate about their heritage.  more »
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  • Good little tourist attraction. Nice to see what life was like. Warning: Cash only for entry.
  • Interesting story about the first family of kangaroo island
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