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When wealth was worth having

The Villa Alba Museum dates from the second half of the nineteenth century, when Melbourne was... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
1880's Mansion being faithfully restored

It is lovely to see this two-storey mansion being gradually restored. Wallpaper was never used in... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2016
Catherine B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 Jun 2017
“A step into remarkable oldness”
22 Sep 2016
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Royal Talbot Hospital 44 Walmer St, Kew, Boroondara, Victoria 3101, Australia
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Step into history of the Villa Alba and be awed with examples of the late nineteenth century decoration with diverse and eclectic design elements. Though most of the rooms are empty, one does not need to restrain imagination of how the room looked like in...More

Thank Angie K
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Visited this stately mansion in Kew recently on it's open day, being the first Sunday of the month. Was geated with very pleasant and knowledgable volunteer and given broucher and was able to wander at our leisure. Such a shame that so much money needs...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Villa Alba Museum dates from the second half of the nineteenth century, when Melbourne was truly Marvellous.. After the mansion drifted away from the founding family following the property crash of the 1890s, it was used as a hospital. The wonderful wall paintings were...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Well worth the look, as it staffed by volunteers who donate their time for your opportunity to see a truely historical house in Melbourne.

Thank KymP63
Reviewed 5 June 2016

It is lovely to see this two-storey mansion being gradually restored. Wallpaper was never used in this mansion. Instead, the walls and ceilings have been painted by hand. Most of the rooms have a particular theme. One room that is particularly outstanding, is the vestibule,...More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 2 August 2015

This grand old home of more than 20 rooms has stood in the Studley Park Kew area for over 130 years but for about 50years much of its interior walls were hidden away under whitewashing paint; As the restoration continues and the paint is peeled...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

This Boom period historic house deserves to be better known. Its wall murals are unique and memorable.

Thank Alys-Schatzi
Reviewed 2 January 2014

The 1880's house near Studley Park, Kew is notable for its painted decorations...no wall paper was used in the original scheme. The recently restored forty feet painted murals of Sydney Harbour and Edinburgh in the Vestibule/Ballroom portray these scenes as they were in 1880 and...More

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