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Rippon Lea House & Gardens

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Address: 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9523 6095
10:00 - 17:00
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An educational relaxing afternoon

What a pleasant surprise to find such a delightful escape from the monotony of modern day bland architecture

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Sarah B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a pleasant surprise to find such a delightful escape from the monotony of modern day bland architecture

Thank Sarah B
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a fan of the Miss Fisher tv series I had been meaning to visit when in Melbourne & now I have. RipponLea is fabulous 19th century homestead in the inner suburbs in excellent condition. Anyone interested in history will enjoy exploring this place & its magnificent gardens.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting guided tour of the house and a good walk around the delightful grounds. The kitchens, fern house, swimming pool area and lake were good to visit. Good contrasts with UK architecture and furnishing of similar period. Good coffee shop. Easy access from Central Melbourne by suburban train.

Thank Madalyn H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We took a very beautiful stroll around the gardens, opting not to go into the house. It took us a couple of hours to get around to everything in the gardens. Will visit again in the summer and pack a picnic to enjoy!

Thank 153kerrig
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Rippon Lea house is now maintained by the National Trust and is a wonderful place for a day out. The grounds are beautifully maintained and are the setting for some of the Miss Fisher murder mystery series. The tea house is a step back in time and a great place for a light snack or a high tea. We saw... More 

Thank Peter D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this beautiful mansion on a Friday morning. Only a short drive from central Melbourne ($20 with Uber) very friendly people at the ticket office. My guide Brian was excellent with a brilliant knowledge of this lovely house. He really brought it to life. The guided tour took us an hour and was fascinating. Following the tour I had plenty... More 

Thank Lynda R
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

On a rainy January morning we set off to RipponLea. Our Gps had fun misdirecting us but we did eventually reach our destination. Parking is at a premium but we did find street parking not too far away. Nice coffee in the gatehouse before heading up to the house for tour. All in all I would say some very interesting... More 

Thank Grace M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Visited here recently when a costume exhibition from the movie. "The Dressmaker" was held within the house. Whilst a truly impressive exhibition I think it detracted from the historical character of the house. The charm and features of the house were subjugated to the spectacular nature of the costumes. Hard to differentiate between the guides/volunteers associated with the house and... More 

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New Lambton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We visited this National Trust property first 15 years ago, so were due for another visit, this time with friends. As it turned out, it was the last few days of "The Dressmaker" costumes exhibition. Probably not as exciting to me and my friend, even though we think we are SNAGs, but my wife and his wife were entranced( the... More 

Thank Gregory D
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

If you loved the film 'The Dressmaker' you need to visit Rippon Lea house to see the exhibition full of the gorgeous costumes worn by Kate Winslet and the cast. The exhibition has been well put together and is great value at $20 per adult (National Trust members $17). Make sure you take some time stroll around the beautiful gardens... More 

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