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Como Historic House and Garden

Address: Corner of Williams Road and Lechlade Avenue | South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 9827 2500
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$74*
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79%
Ranked #84 of 160 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I used to live near Como House and had no difficulty taking visitors there as the house was often open for inspection. It's an attractive house in lovely grounds, and it's not hard to imagine a family living there and using the grounds running all the way down to the Yarra River. (In fact the grounds are now abbreviated and... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A beautiful historic home well preserved and restored. I have performed here many times and you do get a real sense of the past. The gardens are also wonderful and lovely for a romantic walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Beautiful grounds. It was a hot day and there seemed to be a lack of cold non alcoholic drinks for sale. Only one stall was available and some items were sold out. Too much focus on alcohol sales. Presentation of the event was of high standard. There weren't many healthy or gluten free options. Bad luck... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Had another wonderful afternoon walking around the beautiful gardens of Como House. The Melbourne French festival is amazing and fun for all ages. My children loved Le Jardin des enfants (children's garden) and carousel. Lots of free activities for all. Fantastic market stalls, divine French champagne and delicious food. We could have imaged we were in Paris - sitting in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

This time last year I was in contact with Rosie and she passed me onto someone else to pass me on to someone else and so on and so forth And my issue was never sorted out!! After last years "French festival" I was walking my baby up Williams rd and my prams wheel popped due to the pins been... More 

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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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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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