Gulf Station Open Day with the Victorian Working Draught Horse Association

vic 13 Oct 2018
Come along to Gulf Station to experience Australia’s oldest pioneer farm building precinct. Take a tour of the homestead and gardens and enjoy watching the working horses in action and the sheep shearing. Grab a bite to eat before you view paintings in the homestead by talented local artist Cathie Berry.
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Father’s Day out at Mulberry Hill

vic 2 Sep 2018
Bring Dad and the whole family along for a day of fun and explore an antique car display and house tour before tucking into a BBQ and playing old fashioned games under the Mulberry tree this Father’s Day. General admission Adult: $10 Concession: $7 Child (0-15 years old): FREE National
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Super 70s: Curator Talks

vic 2 Aug 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Join our Trust curator, Elizabeth Anya-Petrivna as she takes you through the Super 70s exhibition, the history of the era, and the behind the scenes conservation work. Our behind the scenes Curator Talks will run fortnightly on Thursday from 2 August to 25 October. The sessions will run at 11am
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Super 70s: Disco Inferno (2018)

vic 27 Oct 2018
Grab your family and friends, dress up and shimmy the night away in the ballroom at Rippon Lea, 1970s style. Enjoy food and drinks around the pool terrace with a drink and food voucher included with event ticket. Prizes are up for grabs for best dressed. BOOK TICKETS   Disco dance lessons
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Super 70s: To the Max – 1970s Car Show (2018)

vic 28 Sep 2018
View some of the finest examples of motoring history with a super collection of vintage cars from the 70s. A dynamic collection from the best car manufacturers around the world. Entry is included with garden admission –  $10 Adult $7 Concession $4 Children (4-15 years) $20 Family (2 adults + 2

Bonsai Exhibition at Rippon Lea

vic 8 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
The Bonsai Society of Victoria proudly presents an exhibition of the ancient and majestic art of Bonsai. The exhibition will showcase some of the very finest examples from their collection. Held in the opulent interior of the Rippon Lea Ballroom, visitors will learn the technique of traditional Japanese styles and contemporary

Super 70s: A fashion exhibition

vic 27 Jul 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
Celebrate one of the most eclectic fashion decades – when fashion broke the rules. 1970s fashion was diverse, unconventional and contradictory. A time when day wear could be evening wear and gender fluidity and feminist politics challenged the prevailing trends and social ideologies. It was simultaneously the decade of retro
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Garden Day at La Trobe’s Cottage (2018)

vic 7 Oct 2018
Join us in celebrating spring with tours of the charming garden at La Trobe’s Cottage. The early development of the garden that Charles and Sophie La Trobe created at ‘Jolimont’ reflects Charles longing for home with the aim to recreate the ornamental gardens of Europe. However, as the family settled

Talks with the La Trobe Society (2018)

vic 10 Jun 2018 - 18 Sep 2018
Secure your place at a number of talks presented by the La Trobe’s Society and learn more about Victorian colonial development and aspects of life in early Melbourne and beyond. Select your talk from the list below Tickets: Admission is $5 payable at the door To book, email or

Garden Tours at Rippon Lea Estate (2018)

vic 28 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2018
The garden is complex and covers almost 14 acres, which includes a large lake, extensive shrubberies and flower gardens, an orchard of historically significant fruit varieties, a fernery, rose gardens and many other features of historical, landscape and architectural interest, all forming the setting for the polychrome brick mansion completed

Team of Pianists at Rippon Lea (2018)

vic 15 Apr 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Since 1994 Melbourne has enjoyed one of the longest running and most loved chamber music series. Join us in the magical ballroom of Rippon Lea for six amazing twilight concerts performed by Team of Pianists.   Bookings are essential To book: Online or phone (03) 9822 2959 Please note that full
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Vintage Clothing Sale – Donations Wanted (2019)

vic 17 Mar 2018
We are now collecting vintage and designer clothing from the late 1800s to present day for our annual Vintage Clothing Sale at Como House. Next year the sale will take place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2019.  Please consider donating if you have the following: Quality vintage and

Pirate Sundays at Polly Woodside (2018)

vic 5 Feb 2017 - 2 Dec 2018
Bring along your scallywags and buccaneers and join us at Polly Woodside for a day of adventures. The first treasure hunt is at 11am, which kicks off a variety of activities throughout the day. The children get to scrub the decks, ring the bell, participate in pirate games and arts

Como House Tours 2018

vic 7 Jan 2017 - 12 Aug 2018
Built in 1847, Como Estate is an intriguing mix of Australian Regency and classic Italianate architecture. This time-capsule of Melbourne aristocracy spans a century from the Gold Rush era through two World Wars. A Como house tour offers a glimpse into the privileged lifestyle of former owners, the Armytage family, who lived there for
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Labassa Mansion Tours (2018)

vic 19 Feb 2017 - 9 Dec 2018
  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
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