Art Classes at The Heights

vic 9 Oct 2018 - 30 Oct 2018
This event is a fun way to learn pen & wash (watercolour) with possibilities of pastel highlights. Basic knowledge of composition and an impressionistic or modern approach will be used. Subjects will range from Still Life to Vistas including some of your own choosing during the four weeks. You may
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Christmas at Labassa

vic 9 Dec 2018
Join in the Christmas spirit at Labassa. Experience a performance by the Bayside Singers, receive a guided tour of the mansion and take the opportunity to relax in the tearooms with a menu created for the day . Guided tours of  Labassa tower will also be available for a gold
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Christmas Floristry Workshop at Como (2018)

vic 9 Dec 2018
Get in early and secure your place at one of our Christmas Floristry Workshops at Como House and Garden this year. Impress your guests this Christmas and try your hand at creating your own Christmas masterpiece! Talented local florist Chantelle Hamilton will be guiding you on how to create beautiful personalised
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Como by Design

vic 19 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
Como by Design offers the opportunity to view historic Como House ‘re-imagined’ by 23 eminent Melbourne designers in one beautiful location from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October.  The three day event will see designers each decorate a space of the house with their own style and flair, bringing a
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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
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Halloween at the Old Melbourne Gaol

vic 31 Oct 2018
Ever wondered what goes on after dark inside the stone walls once home to Melbourne’s most notorious criminals? This Halloween, you’re invited to explore the Old Melbourne Gaol in a rare and different light. From 5.30pm, wander the quiet cells and hallways of the city’s darkest corners, hear bone-strumming tales of unexplained
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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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Mooramong Spring Open Day (2018)

vic 4 Nov 2018
Discover the connection between the Mackinnon’s and the Melbourne Cup on a tour of the homestead. Pack a picnic and explore the gardens in full bloom, the newly refurbished swimming pool and surrounding parkland. Tea and coffee will be available for a gold coin donation. Weekend accommodation is available at
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Paris to Provence

vic 30 Nov 2018
  Opening Hours Friday 30 November: 12pm to 9pm Saturday 1 December: 10am to 7pm Sunday 2 December: 10am to 6pm Join us at Como House and Garden as it transforms into a whimsical French pop-up village for the annual Paris to Provence French Festival. This year we celebrate 10 year’s of
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Pirate Day 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
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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: 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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Twilight Christmas Festival

vic 7 Dec 2018
Celebrate the festive season at the Twilight Christmas Festival. The house will be open for you to explore the rich history of the property and its inhabitants through our new interpretation as well as seeing how the house would’ve been dressed for Christmas at the time. Join in with the
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Vintage Clothing Sale – Donations Wanted (2019)

vic 16 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
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
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