Experience the glorious Labassa Mansion and discover its intriguing social history.
Labassa is an outstanding Victorian era mansion with opulent architectural features. The mansion was redeveloped in the French Second Empire style by German born architect, John A. B. Koch, who remodelled the house into a thirty-five room mansion. The interior features gilt embossed wallpapers, ornate stained glass and a rare trompe l’oeil ceiling.
While visitors today see a grand mansion, Labassa was once divided into flats (including a bedroom in a cupboard under the stairs!) occupied by an eclectic succession of artists, musicians and bohemians.
Come along and immerse yourself in Labassa’s history at one of our open days and enjoy a tour, or a Devonshire tea in our delightful tea rooms.
Tea Rooms are open 10.30am – 3.30pm
Open Day and display from the Melbourne International Millinery Competition
Sunday 16 February 2020, 10.30am to 4pm
The Melbourne International Millinery Competition returns to Labassa with a display of fabulous hats fashioned from recycled materials. Entrants in this year’s competition were invited to design millinery using waste products such as plastic straws, pencil shavings, sardine cans, glossy magazine pages, photo negatives, CDs, empty cotton reels, plastic bags and coffee pods. From junk to joy, waste to wonderful this will be a standout display from the MIMC now in its fourth year.
*Please note the Grand Finale of the Melbourne International Millinery Competition is to be held at Emulation Hall on Saturday 15 February. For more information on this event, click here.