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Rippon Lea

192 Hotham St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
+61 3 9523 6095
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192 Hotham St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
+61 3 9523 6095
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been to Rippon Lea previously to see the amazing costume exhibitions they've held and loved it every time. We decided to go back yesterday to see the beautiful mansion now that the exhibition was over and take a guided tour. So glad we...More

1  Thank GraceKellyTravels
RipponLeaEstate, General Manager at Rippon Lea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such an informative review. We are glad that your time gave you enough time to explore the grounds and have a tour of the house with one of our volunteers. We hope that you return soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone should visit this beautiful property at least once It is an amazing part of our history. Plan at least a few hours to see the house and the gardens.

1  Thank Christopher T
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Oh what a waste! Shame on the National Trust for running this place into the ground, the gardens urgently need some colour and pizazz and I saw not one staff member wondering around. The cafe was dismal and my son and I were quite shocked...More

2  Thank CocktailsAtSunset
Management response:Responded 2 August 2017

Hi There, The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) values all feedback and we thank you for bringing these items to our attention. We strive to deliver the best visitor experience we can and on this occasion we recognise this may have fallen short of your...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017

We drove past here so many times and finally got there for a day. What a pleasure to hear all the Melbourne history relatated to ripponlea. Absolutely brilliant and worth every moment and cent. We ended up buying the book as it was so interesting...More

1  Thank beardedsleeper
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had a delightful afternoon in the gardens and the exhibition was beautiful. Don't hesitate to stop by the tea rooms. We had a hot chocolate by the fire with delicious warm scones. Very friendly staff and unique atmosphere. Warmly recommended!

1  Thank 861alicelouise
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The house and gardens are spectacular and worth a visit. The cafe though, is not worth a visit. Ridiculously slow service and unprofessional, unfriendly staff. Over priced for a cold meat pie ($8.50). Don't bother. We noticed that most tables had leftover food on them....More

1  Thank Lyndylou18
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Had time to spare and took the kids. They enjoyed running around in the gardens and exploring the paths. The plants and really nice. Great to have a picnic on a nice day with friends.

1  Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Rippon Lea House and gardens is a must for anyone visiting or living in Melbourne.The gardens are fantastic well maintained a must visit will not be dissapointed

1  Thank Rodney G
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I came to Rippon Lea primarily to see the latest exhibition Nightlife- a fashion exhibition of the 1920s and 30s. This historic house is the perfect setting for it, with the exhibition covering both floors and many rooms. Gorgeously laid out and displayed with evocative...More

1  Thank Maria G
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Fans of Miss Fisher murder mysteries would have no doubt visited this heritage home & well kept grounds. I did too a few years ago & enjoyed it. Parking is a challenge esp. if some exhibition or event is held here. I decided to train...More

Thank Traveller88Melbourne
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14 September 2017|
Response from RipponLeaEstate | Property representative |
Hi There, Guided tours of the beautiful mansion run throughout the day starting at 10.30am, subject to volunteer guide availability. From September 27, we will also be offering tours of the stunning 14 acre gardens every... More
14 September 2017|
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Response from Traveller88Melbourne | Reviewed this property |
Visit their website and click on 'Visit & Contact'. You will find tour details, opening hours, cost etc. It does say 'subject to volunteer availability'. So if you are travelling from afar - email or contact them first to be... More
24 February 2016|
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Response from Kay A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I certainly did not see any but there is no way they would be allowed in the house as it is full of beautiful displays and furniture. The grounds too are very well cared for so I doubt it. Not all dog owners would take... More