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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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The old girl looks tired...

Ripponlea is definitely worth a visit - the grounds are stunning, and we are so lucky that this beautiful, historic home was left to the people. But it is looking a little tired... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We only had the chance to stroll around the garden. Although well maintained, it lacks of safety signages around the lookout tower, waterfall or bridge on the lake. The house seemed sad and tired but the flowery plants lightened up its face a bit. Always keen for this sort of mansion period; I'm more of a Miss Marple but Miss... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Ripponlea is definitely worth a visit - the grounds are stunning, and we are so lucky that this beautiful, historic home was left to the people. But it is looking a little tired, sadly, but the Victorian government recently committed several million dollars to help touch it up. I visited recently to see the ABC's Miss Fisher costume display. This... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I wanted to visit this old house in the last few days of my family trip to Melbourne. However the National Trust website didn't mention the exhibition. My young son wouldn't have been interested in the clothes and so the entrance fee would have been wasted. Therefore we couldn't go into the house at all which was disappointing. While the... More 

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Barrington, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visited Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries costume exhibition. Stunning. Well worth the visit if you're a fan of the show. The grounds are extensive and a treasure for the National Trust. make a visit, spend some money, and help preserve buildings and grounds like this!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We'd visited the house and gardens of Rippon Lea years ago, and remembered the main house, nearby ballroom, swimming pool, fernery and lake etc. So the idea of seeing the dresses worn on the ABC TV series 'Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries' appealed. My partner and I were able to take a friend from New Zealand to see the setting for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Everything about this place satisfied my interest in history. It remains very much as time stood still for a wealthy family home from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Having a passionate guide take us through was a bonus. Their commentary enlivened the experience. Great to see that Rippon Lea house is still being used in various ways

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

easy trip by tram from city, short walk to the house from tram stop. great old house and good café if you like old houses don't miss this

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you are a fan of the Australian TV series - Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, then this is a great attraction. Inside the beautiful old homestead you will find the 1920's costumes that were used in series 3. There are some dress up costumes too which are a lot of fun. Some filming for the show was done at Rippon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

First time to Rippon Lea and it was a most pleasant experience. The Miss Fisher's costume exhibit occupies the main house (stairs involved, not pram or wheelchair accessible). We enjoyed it completely. The exhibit entry gave entrance to the extensive and marvelous gardens. We recognised parts of the garden and buildings as the backdrop to the Miss Fisher's TV series... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Visited the excellent exhibition of Miss Fisher costumes and props from series 3 with my wife. The exhibition was based in the main house and really well done. Gardens were also very good even in Winter. If you are a Miss Fisher fan you should definitely visit.

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