Located at historic Camp Cove, where the First Fleet rested for a night before landing at Sydney Cove, this charming colonial cottage was built for a Russian scientist to study Australia’s marine environment.
Originally built in 1881 as a laboratory for Nikolai Nikolaevich de Miklouho-Maclay, a Russian scientist interested in studying Australia’s marine life, this colonial cottage later housed army officers. Today, it’s a private residence, but it’s periodically open to the public for tours. A beautifully landscaped park connects to Camp Cove beach and Sydney’s famous Great Coastal Walk.
Walks & self guided tours
Camp Cove, where the former Marine Biological Station is located, is situated along the popular coastal walk that extends from the Harbour Bridge to inner South Head.
The cottage is now a private residence but can be viewed by the public on one of our special open days.
Open days will be posted here when they are confirmed.