Henry Kendall Cottage and Historical Museum

Is owned and maintained by Brisbane Water Historical Society Inc.

The Cottage

The cottage was built by Peter Fagan, using convict labour, between 1836-1840. His family kept ownership of the property until 1921 where it was purchased by Colonel Garnet Adcock.
Poet Henry Kendall called the cottage home for the years 1873 to 1874.

The Museum

The historical museum was opened in 1983. It currently contains a wide variety of memorabilia from the past.
Each season a new special Exhibition is on display.
View our collection in eHive
View our images in Flickr

The Grounds

Set on two and a half acres, the grounds offer peaceful surroundings and a place to relax.
There are various sheds containing industry equipment and farm machinery of the past.
Picnic tables and an electric barbecue occupy a pleasant picnic area with parking available onsite.

Visit Us

Visit Us
We are open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2.30pm, as well as most public holidays.


New Exhibitions every season


We offer a lot of educational material to teachers and students alike.
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