vic 4 Jan 2016 - 26 Mar 2017
The N I G H T  L I F E exhibition at Barwon Park Mansion showcases a very dynamic and visually impressive time in Victoria’s fashion history. Set in an atmosphere of exuberant play and optimistic discovery, the evening wear on show references the night sky, stars and planets, neon
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N I G H T L I F E : Curator Talks

vic 19 Jan 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
Join our National Trust of Australia (Victoria) curator, Elizabeth Anya-Petrivna as she takes you through the N I G H T L I F E exhibition, the history of the era, and the behind the scenes conversation work. This unique opportunity and glimpse into the making of the N I
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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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Mooramong Pool Party 2017

vic 4 Mar 2017
Pack your bathing suit and towel, ready to enjoy live music from Amie Brûlée and her swinging band, with a pop-up bar, swimming and fun competitions. Relax in the beautiful gardens whilst taking the occasional dip or sip and get ready to sway to some fabulous early 50’s tunes. Pool
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Beekeeping at Como for Kids

vic 5 Mar 2017
The National Trust is delighted to be working with Melbourne’s Backyard Honey to teach kids what it’s like to be as busy as a bee! Buzz by and discover how bees live and work through the live bee-display and see what it takes to become your very own backyard bee keeper.
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Pirate Sundays at Polly Woodside (2017)

vic 8 Jan 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
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

Summer Sessions at Rippon Lea Estate 2017

vic 8 Jan 2017 - 26 Mar 2017
Spend a leisurely afternoon listening to live music, play a round of croquet, bocce or quoits or simply relax on the shady lawns of Rippon Lea House & Gardens. Enjoy some light lunch or a sweet treat in our café or bring your own picnic. We look forward to welcoming

Open Days at La Trobe’s Cottage 2017

vic 2 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
Visitors to La Trobe’s Cottage 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. They will also learn about La Trobe the visionary administrator, who played an important role in setting up