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Corner Williams Rd & Lechlade Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9827 2500
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Built in 1847, Como is an intriguing mix of Australian Regency and classic Italianate architecture. This time-capsule of Melbourne aristocracy spans a century from the Gold Rush era through two World Wars. Como offers a glimpse into the privileged lifestyle of former owners, the Armytage family, who lived there for nearly a century. The Armytages became famous amongst Melbourne high society and equally famous for their many elegant dances, dinners and receptions. Those elegant dining and reception rooms are still furnished with Armytage family heirlooms and even the servant’s areas, kitchen and laundry have been preserved. Bring your own picnic and wander through the beautiful gardens. Immerse yourself in the history and luxury that make Como Melbourne’s most glamorous location.
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Corner Williams Rd & Lechlade Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3141, Australia
+61 3 9827 2500
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Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

It was a great way to enjoy 2-3 hours. Cafe in the stables and a great garden to stroll around the tour was highly informative and was just long enough. I would recommend this to anyone interested in Melbourne or colonial history.

1  Thank MMartin90909
Reviewed December 20, 2016

If you are interested in architecture and history of grand homestead in Melbourne you must not miss Como Historic House and Garden. I visited Como House some time ago and still have fond memories to see how rich Melbournians live over a centuries ago.

Thank Hoong L
Reviewed November 28, 2016

We were lucky enough to visit while the Paris to Provence festival was on and what a treat. We were nicely surprised to find each room of the house had a guide to give you their special take on the particular room you were in,...More

1  Thank mushyAustralia
Reviewed November 21, 2016

It has been many, many years (+ 30) since this writer visited. The Paris to Provence Fair coincided with City2Sea event last weekend and ever so pleased to have visited. The house is fascinating (check out the old kitchen and be grateful for modern appliances);...More

Thank LisaGordonSimons
Reviewed November 1, 2016

The Stables Cafe in the grounds of Como House is a lovely place to go for good coffee, delicious cakes and light plates at Lunchtime. Service is always friendly and in the main efficient. There is no need to pay for entry to Como House...More

Thank MadamJosephine
Reviewed October 18, 2016

A little bit of country in the city. The gardens here provide a lovely retreat just a short walk from the wonderful shopping strip of Torak.

Thank sydneygirl64
Reviewed September 15, 2016

A lot of history surrounding the house and gardens. The property itself its very unique but the highlight has to be the gardens. Worth getting a coffee from the stables cafe and then going for a stroll. Something different in a very bustling area. Tours...More

Thank a j
Reviewed September 7, 2016

We had the pleasure of visiting Como last weekend, to celebrate one of our family members 21st birthday. It was held in "The Stables" at Como. Food, drinks? Excellent. Venue in a garden setting that was once the old stables .Excellent. Staff? Well, you could...More

Thank Nodswollef
Reviewed June 8, 2016

It was great to step back in history at Como house and enjoy the open day for National Trust on May 21st. It was lovely that we went on a sunny day so my eight year old could run in the gardens, play crocquet with...More

Thank Peoniesandtulips
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the hour long tour with our guide David. Beautiful house. Lots of rooms to see. An enjoyable activity for a Winters day. Just make sure you rug up.

Thank Robyn S
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Response from MadamJosephine | Reviewed this property |
The Main entrance is on Williams Road, just before it makes a left veer to Alexandra Avenue. It is well signposted at the front gate. As you enter you will see the ticket office. However you cannot park outside the gate on... More