May Gibbs’ Nutcote

May Gibbs Nutcote is the former house and garden of May Gibbs, creator of Australia’s classic children’s’ story, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie


Nutcote was designed by prominent architect Bertrand James Waterhouse and built for May Gibb’s and her husband, James Ossili Kelly, in 1925.  May occupied the house for 44 years until her death in 1969. 


The house has been listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register and has been furnished to reflect the style of the 1920s and 1930s and includes effects owned by May Gibbs, such as her easel, paint-box and folio stand.

Nutcote Garden

The delightful cottage garden features both native and exotic trees and shrubs with many annuals and perrenials which is divided up by trellis.

Bib and Bub Tea room

The Tea room offers light refreshments such as tea and coffee, cakes and sandwiches.

Gift Shop

May Gibbs' Nutcote sells a wide selection of merchandise such as books, cards, posters, CD's and DVD's as well as stationary

Contact & Visit

May Gibbs’ Nutcote
5 Wallaringa Avenue
Neutral Bay

(02) 9953 4453

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Entry Fees

Admission Fees:

Adult $9.00
Concessions $5.50
Children (Age five and over) $3.50
Family (one adult and up to three children; or two adults and up to two children) $20.00
Friends of Nutcote are admitted Free

Opening Hours

Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed every Monday and Tuesday and Public Holidays