Melbourne International Millinery Competition 2018

vic 18 Feb 2018
Labassa welcomes you to come for a tour highlighting the story of the mansion, its owners and residents. One of the most lavish 19th century mansions in Victoria opens its doors on Sunday 18th February for local milliners to showcase their work to possible buyers and customers. The finalists will
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Family Day at La Trobe’s Cottage 2018

vic 26 Jan 2018
Spend the afternoon in the beautiful Domain, with guided tours of the historic Cottage, home of the first Governor and his family. There will be old-fashioned games for the children, rope-making demonstrations and light refreshments for purchase in the garden. Government House also have an Open Day at the same
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Como House School Holiday Activities – summer 2018

vic 8 Jan 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
Looking for something fun, interesting and different to do with the kids this school holidays? Dress up and take a step back in time at Como without new school holiday activity program. Kids will try their hand at old world dancing in the majestic ballroom, make a wooden peg doll

Barefoot Cinema at Rippon Lea

vic 1 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
For the first time ever, Rippon Lea Estate are delighted to be home to one of the most beautiful outdoor cinemas in Australia…Barefoot Cinema. Join us in the gardens over summer 2018 and enjoy food trucks, live music and a fully licensed bar before watching the sun go down and
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Polly Woodstock

vic 7 Jan 2018
Join us at Melbourne’s tall ship Polly Woodside for our very own take on Polly Woodstock! Families of all ages are invited to share in a day of music, art and craft, pirate activities, food stalls as well as explore our beautiful tall ship and discover what life was like
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Heritage Apple Day (2018)

vic 18 Mar 2018
Spend the day in the Rippon Lea orchard. A selection of apple trees will be available for sale, with stock being sourced direct from Rippon Leas own collection of heritage apple trees. Listen and taste as the Heritage Fruit Society provide a history on forgotten varieties of apples and their

Rippon Lea Piano Marathon

vic 26 Jan 2018
The Team of Pianists present the annual piano marathon held in the ballroom at Rippon Lea. Over 100 pianists will perform throughout the day each performing a piece of their choice for 3-5 minutes. Proceedings will commence at 10am and conclude at 5pm. Visitors are welcome to picnic in the

Rippon Lea Ballroom Gala Concert (2018)

vic 23 Feb 2018
Join us for entertainment provided by two renowned artists Victor Hu (piano) and Anthony Fenelon (organ) who will play a collection of music both solo and duo. The same recital will be given twice, at 1pm and again at 7pm, each presentation running for approximately 1 hour. Ticket includes drinks,

Vintage Pool Party at Rippon Lea (2018)

vic 21 Jan 2018
  Step back in time and join the elegant Miss Chrissy as she hosts a glamorous vintage pool side fashion parade around the beautiful setting of the Rippon Lea pool. The parade will showcase the stunning poolside wear from  yesteryear. Scrumptious drinks and nibbles will be available for purchase around the
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The Dames at Como

vic 19 Jan 2018 - 20 Jan 2018
The Dames at Como is your chance to hear the musical entertainment showcasing the stellar careers of Dame Nellie Melba and Dame Clara Butt. The 80 minutes of divas and delicious music will delight lovers of opera and the concert platform, and allow you to peer behind the scenes at the divas’
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Easter Fun Day (2018) – SAVE THE DATE

vic 1 Apr 2018
Held on Easter Sunday the event offers families a wonderful opportunity to spend a day together in Rippon Lea’s magnificent House and Gardens. There will be craft, activities and outdoor games, and the Mansion will be opened for all to explore. Children from two to twelve will be able to
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Teddy Bears’ Picnic (2018) – SAVE THE DATE

vic 25 Feb 2018
Grab a picnic, some friends, family and most importantly the teddy bears, roll out a rug and enjoy a wonderful family day out at Rippon Lea for the annual Teddy Bears Picnic. There will be roving entertainment, performances, market stalls and an array of activities for all to enjoy. Don’t
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Garden Tours at Rippon Lea (2017)

vic 27 Sep 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Experience the magnificent gardens of Rippon Lea during a 45 minute tour. 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

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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Open Day at La Trobe’s Cottage (2017-18)

vic 1 Oct 2017 - 6 May 2018
All welcome to explore and discover La Trobe’s Cottage every Sunday from October 2017 to May 2018. Visitors will learn how Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria’s first Governor and a keen botanist, lived with his family in early Melbourne on their garden estate at Jolimont, as well as the role

Vintage Clothing Sale 2018 – Save the Date!

vic 17 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
Our 2018 Vintage Clothing Sale will take place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March at Como House and Garden. Quality everyday clothing, as well as formal garments, hats, gloves, belts, handbags, scarves, jewellery, materials and collectables including haberdashery, textiles, household linen and luggage are all wanted. All proceeds from

Pirate Sundays at Polly Woodside (2018)

vic 8 Jan 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 2017

vic 7 Jan 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
Built in 1847, Como House & Garden 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
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Labassa Mansion Tours (2018)

vic 19 Feb 2017 - 18 Nov 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 rare
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