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Como Historic House and Garden

Corner of Williams Road and Lechlade Avenue | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
61 3 9827 2500
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Enter another world, where servants scuttle to and fro about their duties. A stately home properly elevated above its neighbours. Look into the rooms. Note the lofty ceilings that withhold summer heat from residents.Things were different then. Less confused, a more simple order prevailed. Just visit the gardens to enjoy their husband wealth of beauty.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Every year they hold the French food festival here in summer. Great time to visit and get to see both the property and gardens, they also have a night opera here from time to time.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visited this place on a cold and rainy Saturday. When you visit on days when the public is welcome, tours are still required but if you try to enquire about the tour times, you can’t get anyone to answer at the phone number provided. If you call the café, they have no idea and are no help. We took the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Getting to Como House is difficult with public transport. It sits on a hill overlooking the Yarra River in Melbourne's east. No 8 tram along Toorak Rd is the best option, get off once you reach Williams Rd. It is a fine Italianate mansion built in 1847. For 90 years it was owned by the Armytage family. Charles Armytage and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Checked on the Como House website before we visited and at no time did it indicate that it was not open for inspeciton. When we arrived Bonhams the auction house had various art works and jewellery displayed but we were unable to view the rooms in the house. Como House needs to update its website. The saving grace was our... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is a delightfully grand old home reasonably well preserved. It is best to do a tour with one of the guides as it is insightful. The gardens are beautiful and you can meander about for a while then go to the little café for something to eat. The food is surprisingly good

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Hobart, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I visited Como about twenty years ago and found it a wonderful reflection of life in earlier times. The presentation and standard of guiding was excellent and I left with fond memories of my visit. Now, in 2013, I made the mistake of a repeat visit. The condition of the building - externally and internally - was a disgrace. It... More

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Visited this site during Melbourne Open House 2013. Given the now limited opening hours this was a great chance to see the house with lots of guides. Its a grand old house and fairly well preserved for its age (and given the cost of maintaining it!). Absolutely loved the kitchens which are very well preserved (best part of the house!).... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I loved the feeling of how one of means lived during the early days in Melbourne' society.High Tea at Como is an elegant experience and it is so nice to dress for the occasion.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

we had a guided tour from a very knowledgeable lady, the house is amazing and gardens are lovely. Take a picnic to enjoy in the lovely garden.

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