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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Brighton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. Leave yourself a couple of hours to wander through the house and rambling gardens which even in winter are beautiful. our visit was all the more enhanced by the costume exhibition from miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Our lunch in the tearooms was lovely served on great china, even though the service was a little slow. it... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We spent several hours exploring the house and gardens. All of it was stunning. Especially the fern house, vegetable gardens, lake and of course the costume display. It is very easy to get to from the city by train. The gardens are free to visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My mother and I came over from Adelaide to visit the Miss Fisher exhibition, not knowing anything about the grounds on which they were being displayed. The exhibition was stunning, with a beautiful collections of costumes displayed over the two floors of the beautiful house. The gardens are filled with hidden surprises, and we loved the fern house, the lookout... More 

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Canberra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

A fabulous old house that is well looked after by the National Trust and is well worth the visit. The exhibition was set out throughout the house and was absolutely fantastic. Beautifully made outfits, bright colours and well displayed. The grounds are beautiful and we had lovely weather the morning we were there. Will visit the house again, after the... More 

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Daylesford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went to see the Miss Fisher Exhibition and weren't disappointed. The clothes and accessories are stunning and displayed to great effect in this beautiful home. However Devonshire Tea wasn't quite so wonderful. Our waitress was very surprised when we opted for tea and so were we when it took 15 minutes to arrive. The café wasn't busy and the... More 

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Devonport, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I went to see Miss Fisher's Murder mystery costumes which were a delight but found the lighting generally poor. I was pleased photography was allowed as long as flash wasn't used. The bonus of entry to the house and display was the lovely grounds. Gorgeous aspects of the lake and beautiful gardens within an easy stroll of the house. Loads... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I had been looking forward to visiting Rippon Lea, but for several months the house has been used for the 'Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries' exhibition. As a National Trust member, I was free to visit the gardens, but to enter the house cost an additional $18 to see an exhibition that I wasn't interested in. I paid this in order... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We visited Ripponlea purposely for the costume exhibition from the latest series of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. This delightful old house was the perfect venue for the gorgeous creations of Marion Boyce, made even more special by knowing you were walking in the footsteps of the MFMM show. Whilst the costumes are beautifully displayed, the mood lighting makes it very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I love this old home, so beautiful and the grounds are simply amazing. So worth a visit, especially when "Miss Fishers" clothes are on display!

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Additional Information about Rippon Lea House & Gardens

Address: 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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