Henry Kendall Cottage & Historical Museum

Set on two and a half acres with peaceful surroundings, Henry Kendall Cottage was once a home for the pioneer poet Henry Kendall.

Born in Ulladulla 1839, Henry Kendall arrived in Gosford down on his luck and in poor health in 1873 and was befriended by the Fagans, a local family. Henry lived and worked with the Fagans during his recuperation and wrote ‘The Last of his Tribe’, ‘Narrara’ and ’Song of the Shingle Splitters’.

Come and see some of the poet’s possessions and learn about his story and the connections to the area.

Explore our collections, exhibits and local history relating to the early settlers of the Brisbane Water area. View locally significant artefacts including relics from the wreck of the SS Maitland, Old Gosford Times printing press, James Dunlop Collection, bullock wagon and c1880s horse-drawn buggy.

Come and have a picnic in the beautiful grounds. Extra tables and chairs and an urn of boiling water are available if required.

We’ve received the Central Coast award for Excellence in Tourism and Cultural Heritage five times, so why not drop in and see us?

Picnic area

We have an electric BBQ for hire plus tables and chairs.

Contact & Visit

Henry Kendall Cottage & Historical Museum
25-27 Henry Kendall Street
West Gosford

(02) 4325 2270

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Entry Fees

Adult: $5.00
Child under five: $3.00
Concession: $4.00
Family: $10.00

Opening Hours

Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
And public holidays except Good Friday and from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day inclusive.