Schwerkolt Cottage

Schwerkolt Cottage is a historic museum complex surrounded by 2.25 hectares of bushland.

Established in 1884, the historical buildings, walking tracks, cottage garden, barbecue area and family playground are the perfect place to explore early colonial history in Whitehorse. The cottage adjoins the Yarran Dheran bushland park in the heart of Mitcham and is open Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day).

Group tours are available for all age groups, from school-aged children right through to senior citizens. Make a booking enquiry

You can find out more about local history in Whitehorse at the annual Heritage Week events held in September. You can also keep up to date by following us on Facebook.

Whitehorse has a rich artistic legacy and a broad offering of programs across arts and culture. Now you can access all our programs, under a new banner: Creative Whitehorse. 
Visit the Creative Whitehorse website to explore more.

Address: Deep Creek Road, Mitcham

Discover Whitehorse Heritage and Artists' Trails

Explore the rich culture and heritage of Whitehorse in an interactive map showcasing our artistic heritage and local history including the iconic Schwerkolt Cottage. 

Opening hours

Saturday 1pm – 4pm
Sunday 1pm – 4pm

And Public Holidays
(except Good Friday and Christmas Day)