Mugga-Mugga Cottage, an 1850s stone cottage that tells the story of Canberra after federation through the intact domestic collection of the Curley family who lived there from 1913 to the 1980s.


129 Narrabundah Lane

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Opening hours

Adult | $10
Concession | $8
Family | $30*
Children under 5 | Free

* Family includes group of 4 (with any combination of adult and concession)

Mugga-Mugga's simple dwelling has been adapted and extended over time. Settlement on the site commenced in 1838 and its centerpiece is a modest cottage built for the head shepherd of Duntroon.

The small stone cottage has been conserved and furnished with household items that belonged to the Curley family who moved to Mugga-Mugga from Duntroon in 1913.

Mugga-Mugga offers a range of popular learning and community programs and unique opportunities for venue hire.

You can also experience the house online via our Google Cultural Institute page or by downloading a copy of the free Mugga-Mugga interactive tour to your iOS or MacOS device to browse at home before or after your visit. 

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Contact us
02 6237 6500


Bring Mugga Mugga to life with this tour, learning about early Canberran settlement.

To help conserve the house interiors and collections, museum entry is by guided tour only. Plan your visit and book ahead.

Mugga-Mugga conservation management plan


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