Ellis Cottage 1870 Museum

Ellis Cottage Museum

Ellis Cottage is the original cottage built on the farm in 1870.
Built of Jarrah Slab, this tiny cottage furnished in artefacts of that era is an excellent example of what life was like in the early days.

Ellis Cottage is situated at Tathra Hill Top Retreat near the township of Nannup. The name Nannup comes from the Noongyar Aboriginal people who used to occupy the area and means place of rest or meeting place. In 1870, convicts constructed the road from Nannup through to the coast and the town began to grow. William Ellis built Ellis Cottage in the same year and the first post office in the Nannup area was recorded in the 1870’s.

Nannup grew from being an isolated settlement to a town for timber mill workers, farmers and as a supply route for people who moved through the district to the coast.Ellis Cottage Museum

Today, Nannup has kept that old country town feel and is relatively untouched keeping most of its history intact.
Step back in history and see how farmers lived in the 1870’s by visit Ellis Cottage.

Situated next to the Restaurant, Ellis Cottage is open, FREE OF CHARGE,
during Restaurant opening times, 11.00am till 4.30pm.

Women from days gone by at Ellis Cottage Nannup