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Join the Gruffalo Trail 2 at Rippon Lea Estate

vic 4 Nov 2020 - 1 Jul 2022
Pick up The Gruffalo Trail 2 throughout all 14 acres of Rippon Lea Estate. Journey through the winding paths and gardens into a deep dark wood, and spot your favourite characters using the new augmented reality app, with new features. The interactive trail is included with garden entry to Rippon
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Old Melbourne Gaol Cluedo Experience

vic 11 Nov 2020 - 31 Dec 2021
Step back in time to solve a mysterious murder, in this world-first event that brings the iconic board game Cluedo to life.
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Beaumont House Open Days

sa 2 Aug 2020 - 5 Dec 2021
    Enjoy a special tour of the house and garden followed by refreshments on the veranda Take a unique tour with a different perspective of Beaumont House.     Claremont Cottage built In 1849 by Augustus Short, first Anglican Bishop of Adelaide and wife Millicent Phillips. Purchased by Sir
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Doll House: Miniature Worlds of Wonder Exhibition

vic 22 Jun 2021 - 30 Jan 2022
Step inside the doll house and lose yourself in a miniature world of wonder and intrigue.
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The Trust Makers’ Market

vic 13 Dec 2020 - 12 Dec 2021
Shop lovingly handmade art and design on the sprawling lawns of Rippon Lea Estate & Como House, brought to you by The Rose Street Market.
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Victoria’s Government House Tours

vic 6 Sep 2021
Discover Melbourne’s rich heritage in the grand State Rooms of Government House
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Portia Geach Memorial Award

nsw 4 Nov 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
The Portia Geach Memorial Award is Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by women artists. The Award, first given in 1965, was established by Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, artist Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive award of $30,000 for a portrait painted by an Australian female artist
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Tashia Dixon – Whimsy to Woe

vic 5 May 2021 - 12 Jan 2022
Como welcomes a new artist in residence and the vibrant works of Tashia Dixon
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No Time To Spare Photographic Exhibit

nsw 27 Nov 2021 - 31 Mar 2022
In 1962, conservationist and council member of the National Trust (NSW), Dame Helen Frances Blaxland (1907-1989) initiated an exhibition of Max Dupain photographs of early public buildings and houses of Australia. Then, as now, there was “NO TIME TO SPARE” for our heritage. As the Trust prepares to mark the
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Christmas Markets

vic 13 Dec 2020 - 12 Dec 2021
Join us as we close out the year with a Christmas Makers market in the gardens of Como & Rippon Lea
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In the Picture: Childrens’ Book Illustrators 

nsw 16 Sep 2021 - 30 Jan 2022
Norman Lindsay Gallery is open Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm. This exhibition is on from 16 September – 30 January 2022.   Explore this splendid exhibition featuring a selection of works by contemporary children’s book illustrators alongside classic children’s illustrations by Norman Lindsay, Pixie O’Harris, Ruby Lind and Percy
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x pollination

nsw 5 Nov 2021 - 7 Feb 2022
This exhibition is available to view in the grounds of Retford Park between 5 November 2021 and 7 February 2022, Fridays – Mondays, 10am – 4pm. Photo credit: Secret Garden, Mixed Media, Slavica Zivkovic, 2021. In its simplest meaning, x pollination is the joining together of two different things: genetic
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Christmas at Retford Park

nsw 27 Nov 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
  For the Christmas period, the downstairs interiors of Retford Park house will be beautifully decorated and styled by Coty Farquhar, creative director/stylist and founder of Styling Magazine Australia. The house is accessible via guided tour on weekends, and as part of our special ‘Alfresco Afternoon’ events between 27 November
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Members only Viewing – A Magical Victorian Christmas

nsw 3 Dec 2021
Experience the house as you have never seen it before, dressed in Victorian-style Christmas splendour. With the shutters closed to keep out the summer heat, a traditional wintery wonderland will come to life as the darkened rooms and period furniture are lit by candlelight. Guided by the sound of traditional
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A Magical Victorian Christmas

nsw 4 Dec 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
  Come and celebrate with us as we dress Old Government House in Victorian-style splendour to celebrate Christmas! Experience this historic house decked in traditional ornaments, featuring festive Christmas greenery, a walkway adorned with paper snowflakes, and a beautifully decorated tree gracing the stairhall. With the shutters closed to keep
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Mayfield Heritage Walk

nsw 28 Nov 2021 - 4 Dec 2021
Known as the “Toorak of Newcastle” in the 1880-90s, Mayfield will be the site of a Heritage Walk organised by the Friends of Grossmann House. Commencing on the corner of Regent and Hanbury Streets, Mayfield, our knowledgeable guide Wayne Campbell will take us through some of the historic streets of
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Reimagined – In a Fresh Light

nsw 5 Dec 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
This exhibition is by a group of four printmakers Rebecca Baird, Annie Day, Jan Melville and Liz Perfect who present their impressions of what is remarkable about life in the Blue Mountains in 2021. A huge period of change has taken place during the pandemic and since the immense bush
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La Trobe’s Cottage Open Days

vic 28 Nov 2021 - 24 Apr 2022
Melbourne's oldest surviving building, the original home of Victoria's first Lieutenant-Governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe
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Annual Members’ Christmas Party

act 5 Dec 2021
After our long period of hibernation, we are very pleased to invite you to our end of year party at the ACT Heritage-listed Tuggeranong Homestead. National Library of Australia: obj-136804281 Some of you may know the venue from attending events there but others may have only heard of it and
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Christmas Styling Masterclass

nsw 7 Dec 2021
Coty Farquhar, creative director/stylist and founder of Styling Magazine Australia presents an exclusive full day Christmas styling masterclass to be held in the historic home and stunning surrounds of Retford Park in Bowral. This special day starts with a tour of the house that has been decorated by Coty for
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Exclusive members event: Merry Christmas Members – SOLD OUT

wa 7 Dec 2021
Members can enjoy the view from the Old Observatory verandahs as they chat and partake in some light refreshments. As a special behind-the-scenes bonus, our Collections and Interpretation team will present a rarely-seen object from our collection. In July 2010 the National Trust purchased a 19th century scrapbook at auction
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