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Rippon Lea House & Gardens

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Address: 192 Hotham St | Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria 3185, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9523 6095
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Miss Fisher Costume Exhibition

The old mansion is a perfect setting for the 1920's exhibition of costumes from the current series of the television show - Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Quite apart from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Melbourne Australia
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Melbourne Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The old mansion is a perfect setting for the 1920's exhibition of costumes from the current series of the television show - Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Quite apart from getting to see the lovely garden and the National Trust treasures at the mansion you have a really fun time looking at the exquisitely designed and authentic costumes of this favourite... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is an outstanding house and gardens. It is a window into a period of both great wealth and opulance in melbourns colonial past. In a nutshell its out answer to the bronte sisters Mr D'srcy. A must see place if you are visiting Melbourne.

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Ulverstone, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Visited Rippon Lea on Mothers' Day 2015 for the Miss Fisher Exhibition. The exhibition was fantastic and entertaining in such a great location. Sat for lunch at the cafe at 1pm and found that they had not prepared very well for Mothers' Day during a significant exhibition. Food was scarce, drinks did not arrive, service was slow. Many disappointed patrons... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I agree that it would be nice for those travelling by train to have a sign at the train station that gives directions from there. The guided house tour (at set times) is only $5 and you get to see the house furnished in the style the last owner left it in plus hear the history of the house ansd... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went specifically to see the Miss Fisher costume exhibition, which was really lovely. Such beautiful fabrics, just stunning. Of course, the setting at Ripponlea was most appropriate, and really enjoyed a stroll around the grounds, and afternoon tea after. The building is beautiful, and reminiscent of some of the lovely old homes in the UK

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Kent, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Unfortunately when I visited Rippon Lea the house was shut to allow for the installation of a new exhibition. But I was able to wander round the outside of the house, and around the gardens which were really lovely. My only criticism of my experience was trying to find the house from the train station - it was lucky guesswork... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

For fans of the ABC's series, this exhibition is a must. The house & grounds are magnificent and the house is a fitting venue for the beautiful 1920's dresses ( & a few men's outfits too). If you want you can solve a murder mystery too. Make sure you check out the pop up restaurant in the old stables -... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

If you live in Melbourne, you absolutely must visit. For gardeners, it's full of inspiration. For travelers, it's a wonderful, relaxing change for some time out. Don't forget to check out the glass windows in the entry hallway: They are quite special.

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Nullagine, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Thank you so much for preserving this building and grounds of abundance with careful planning from yesteryears!! The manicured garden and plants gives the greens and softness to sooth our mood and busy lifestyle. Thank you. The building was tastefully preserved, to show us that the past did not take things for granted! Every detail to the design and the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We just had a family wedding at this beautifully maintained mansion. The setting is unbeatable for photographic opportunities,the food by Peter Rowland is of the best presentation I have ever seen, considering they are catering for a large number of guests. As far as costs goes, yes it is expensive, but no more than what a lot of top quality... More 

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