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Rippon Lea House & Gardens

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Address: 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9523 6095
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We went to the Miss Fisher display and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were able to try on some clothing and even wear it while you roamed around the house. There were lots of helpful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went to the Miss Fisher display and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were able to try on some clothing and even wear it while you roamed around the house. There were lots of helpful volunteers talking about the costumes and jewelry giving you a sense of how thorough and dedicated the costume designers are to keep the show as real... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

As having watched every episode of miss fishers murder mysteries I was in heaven viewing all the costumes, jewellery and trinkets, including her pearl handled revolver, on loan I believe from a very well recognized firearm dealer/collector. And Rippon Lea is absolutely outstanding. I could picture the tennis courts as depicted in 2nd last episode of recent series. If you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You wouldn't know it from the street, but there's a lot to see inside the high walls of Rippon Lea House. When you enter, through the shop, you can take a stroll along the stone pathways through the gardens to your right, or take the left option and head directly to Rippon Lea House. The House itself is great, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Didn't do the exhibition, just the grounds. Picnic, walk, climb to the wonderful look out. Just a lovely, enchanting and beautiful place. Great for the kids to feel some historic magic. Easy fun.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Went to the estate to see an exhibition of the clothes from the Miss Fisher Murder Mystery Series. This exhibition was beautifully put together and gave me an opportunity to visit the house as well. A most worthwhile visit with a tea room set in the old stables put a nice finishing touch to the outing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Being a fan of Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries on ABC 2 I was eager to see the Miss Fisher Costume Exhibition recently at Ripponlea where most of the series is also filmed (being the house of Aunt Prudence) The exhibition is well worth the visit and enhances the beautiful old house. Parking is a slight problem, however the train station... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

The worst downpour in Melbourne in 25 years could not take away from this amazing experience. The house is breathtaking, the gardens even in the rain transported me back in time. I have never expierienced anything like it and I have been to some of the most iconic places in the world. I loved the menu in the coach house,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A lovely place to spend the day looking around the beautiful mansion and grounds. It has a lovely history and you can have a guided tour and picnic in the gardens.

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We visited this historic mansion for the current exhibition of outfits from the TV show Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. The outfits were beautiful and were accompanied by interesting design and sourcing facts. The mansion provided an elegant backdrop for the display which also included a variety of props, jewellery and accessories. Entrance fee was $20 per person and visitors are... More 

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Brighton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I visited Ripponlea during the Miss Fisher costume exhibition. The costumes and exhibition were really well curated. Apart from that, the house and gardens are a lovely look into the past and a more gracious way of living. The kitchen was interesting, something out of Downton Abbey but not nearly as flash. Some restoration work would add enormously to what's... More 

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Address: 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9523 6095
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Glen Eira  >  Elsternwick
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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