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Rippon Lea House & Gardens

192 Hotham St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
+61 3 9523 6095
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192 Hotham St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
+61 3 9523 6095
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a delightful afternoon in the gardens and the exhibition was beautiful. Don't hesitate to stop by the tea rooms. We had a hot chocolate by the fire with delicious warm scones. Very friendly staff and unique atmosphere. Warmly recommended!

Thank 861alicelouise
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The house and gardens are spectacular and worth a visit. The cafe though, is not worth a visit. Ridiculously slow service and unprofessional, unfriendly staff. Over priced for a cold meat pie ($8.50). Don't bother. We noticed that most tables had leftover food on them....More

Thank Lyndylou18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had time to spare and took the kids. They enjoyed running around in the gardens and exploring the paths. The plants and really nice. Great to have a picnic on a nice day with friends.

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Rippon Lea House and gardens is a must for anyone visiting or living in Melbourne.The gardens are fantastic well maintained a must visit will not be dissapointed

Thank Rodney G
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

I came to Rippon Lea primarily to see the latest exhibition Nightlife- a fashion exhibition of the 1920s and 30s. This historic house is the perfect setting for it, with the exhibition covering both floors and many rooms. Gorgeously laid out and displayed with evocative...More

Thank Maria G
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

Fans of Miss Fisher murder mysteries would have no doubt visited this heritage home & well kept grounds. I did too a few years ago & enjoyed it. Parking is a challenge esp. if some exhibition or event is held here. I decided to train...More

Thank Traveller88Melbourne
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Visited the National Trust's Night Life exhibition at Ripponlea today. Such a beautiful home and the 1920's gowns on display were wonderful. The audio visual were well done and informative ... Very well integrated into the whole show. Stopped on after the tour to visit...More

Thank Julie I
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Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

While $15 each adult might seem steep, this is the cost of a movie. You could consider National Trust membership (especially if you are going to the UK soon). The garden is amazing. Lots of unexpected delights. DO go through the house - it is...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Beautiful house and gardens full of interesting history. Tour guide was both interesting and passionate about the property that fortunately was saved from being subdivided many years ago. Everybody who is working at the property today appears to be on a volunteer basis so do...More

Thank Simon S
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing insight into the history of Melbourne. So worth a visit! Whilst I was unable to go inside the mansion due to filming, I admired it from the outside and was lucky enough to have a guided tour around the vast gardens. So...More

Thank Izzy K
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February 24, 2016|
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Response from Kay A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I certainly did not see any but there is no way they would be allowed in the house as it is full of beautiful displays and furniture. The grounds too are very well cared for so I doubt it. Not all dog owners would take... More
August 28, 2015|
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Response from George K | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can and it is very straightforward. Just catch a Sandringham line train from Flinders St Station. As you exit the station there are two cafes over the road. Turn left at the main road, walk up to first set of traffic... More
June 25, 2015|
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Response from franny55 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a charge ,but best to give them a call as there are functions held there. 03 5923 6095 Its a fabulous place to visit.