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Old Melbourne Gaol is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Night tours operate on select evenings from 8pm to 9pm.

For more information & tickets:


School Holidays – open daily

Old Melbourne Gaol will be open daily from Monday December 26 until Sunday 29 January for the summer school holidays.

Como House guided tours operate on select Wednesdays & Fridays (2pm only), and Saturdays and Sundays (11am, 12.30pm and 2pm).

Como House will be closed on Saturday 24 December (Christmas Eve), Sunday 25 December (Christmas Day), Monday 26 December (Boxing Day), Saturday 31 December (Christmas Eve), Sunday 1 January 2023 (New Year’s Day, and Thursday 26 January (Australia Day).

Purchase tickets for Como House guided tour.


Como Gardens

Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 5pm.

Como Shop & Gallery

Wednesday to Sunday from 10am – 3.30pm. Open Mondays in school holidays, closed Tuesdays.

Como Bookshop

Wednesday to Sunday from 10am – 3pm. Open Mondays in school holidays, closed Tuesdays.


Upcoming events

Summer School Holiday Program

Begins Monday 9 January

Our school holiday program is all about the kids! There are old fashioned games to enjoy outside, as well as treasure and scavenger hunts.

Our mini guests will also enjoy a specially designed house tour aimed at kids. Learn about the families who lived at Como House, what it was like to be a child in the past, what games they played, what they ate and how a kids day played out. Best of all caretakers accompany their tribe free of charge if you’d like to join in too.

Come for a fun family day out​! Why not grab some treats from the Stables Cafe to enjoy on the grounds or pack your own picnic lunch. You can drop the kids off and enjoy a quiet moment while the kids are entertained.

Find out more


Labassa is open every third Sunday from 10am to 4pm.


Sunday 4 December 2022
Labassa Serenade Open Day

Labassa is open 10:30am to 4pm with last entry at 3:30pm. Bookings are highly recommended.

Experience the sights and sounds of Christmas in the lavish surroundings of Labassa. We’ve decked the halls, decorated the tree and set the dining table. Elwood Community Choir will serenade visitors with songs that warm the heart, reflect Labassa’s history and celebrate the start of the holiday season. Short performances on the quarter to the hour will be heard in atmospheric locations around the house and grounds. Their first performance will be at 10.45am and last at 3.45pm.

Purchase tickets to the Labassa open day.


La Trobe’s Cottage Open October to April on Sundays from 1pm to 4pm (last guided tour 3.30pm).

Purchase tickets for La Trobe’s Cottage.


Please note: booked tours of Government House and La Trobe’s Cottage are available all year. Additional fees apply. Please email for the availability of these tours.


Polly Woodside is open the first Sunday of the month from 10am to 4pm, except in January due to the New Year’s Day public holiday.

Tours times: 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Please arrive a few minutes early if you would like to join a guided tour. Each tour is approximately 45 – 60 minutes.


Upcoming Open Days

Sunday 4 December

Sunday 8 January

Purchase tickets for Polly Woodside.


Upcoming Pirate Days

Sunday 18 December

Purchase tickets for Pirate Day



Geelong & Bellarine Peninsula

Barwon Grange is open on Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.

Purchase tickets upon arrival.


Barwon Grange’s last open day for 2022 will be Sunday 4 December, reopening on Sunday 8 Jan 2023.

Mornington Peninsula

McCrae Homestead is open on Sundays from 11am to 4pm. Purchase tickets upon arrival.

Yarra Glen


Dow’s Pharmacy is temporarily closed.

Port Fairy

Mills Cottage is open from 2pm to 4pm on the first and third Saturday of the month and every Saturday during school holidays.

NTV Covid Safe Plan

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has prepared this plan to minimise the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission occurring to stakeholders, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors. This plan is based on a review of risks to operations, both offices, gardens and spaces open to the public. 

Click HERE to view a document outlining the requirements and elements of our COVID Safe Plan.