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Como

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed the Como Fashion Quarter exhibit - while it was bone chillingly cold inside, per the cold & wet Melbourne day, we did dress for it & we had no expectation that the house would be heated. The exhibit was both visually interesting...More

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NatTrustVic, General Manager at Como, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I will pass on your comments to the Stables of Como so that they a can be advised of your experience. I am glad that your found the exhibit worthwhile, but cold! In many historic...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

I visited the exhibition "Como Fashion Quarter" currently on display and can highly recommend it. Take the time to read information panels, and to look and listen to the audio effects and videos showing. 4 Stylists have created some wonderful displays using costumes in creative,...More

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NatTrustVic, General Manager at Como, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Chris, Thank you for taking the time to write your review! We are in the last few weeks of the Fashion Exhibion at Como so we are glad you came to visit when you did. The seven acres of gardens are free to walk...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Dropped into Como House with my mother. Not impressed with the House & Gardens,as it could have been better presented. We entered through Lechlade Ave, which was kind of a back entrance. They definitely need better signages & sense of entry. Having afternoon tea at...More

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NatTrustVic, General Manager at Como, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your review as your comments will help the National Trust in improving our visitor experience. We have just completed refurbishing the Gates at Como due to the generosity of donations to the house. In the next few...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Como House and surrounding gardens are well worth a visit when in the area. We came across them while walking down to the river, We didn't do a tour but walking in the gardens are free admission. Enjoy a coffee at the Stables while you...More

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NatTrustVic, General Manager at Como, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments about the Como House. We hope that you can return soon to enjoy our house tours which start after our Como Fashion exhibition finishes in July.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Como House sits on a beautiful plot of land in the middle of the suburbs. The house itself looks a little bit old and tired. We were only permitted to see a little bit of it as there were events been set up inside.More

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NatTrustVic, Manager at Como, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to visit Como and write your review. There is plently going on over the next week or so as we prepare for a fashion event inside the house and we apologise to you that you could not see the...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

The Armytage family owned Como House in South Yarra for nearly 95 years. The property was managed by the women of the family for more than seventy years from 1876 to 1959. The history of the Armytage family, and the families who worked for them,...More

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NatTrustVic, Manager at Como, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review of Como House and Gardens. We hope that you can return soon and that you can also take time to visit other National Trust properties within the state.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Australia is a young country but it looks after what it has got. This beautiful historic building is well kept and is set in lovely grounds,. Check out opening times if you have time to go. Thanks for the vote if you found this review...More

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NatTrustVic, Manager at Como, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for your review. I hope that you can return to see what impovements we are making to sustain and keep Como House and Gardens open for all to enjoy now and in the future.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Lovely dog friendly coffee shop next to historic Como. Strongly recommend the scones! Totally relaxing location.

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RipponLeaEstate, General Manager at Como, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

We are glad that you had a great visit to the the historic grounds and were able to walk around to see the unique architecture of Como house.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I really enjoyed my visit here. To my shame, I had not realised that Melbourne had historical houses and even though Como house is not that old (as historical houses go) this one is real gem. The inside is very well preserved and the young...More

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RipponLeaEstate, General Manager at Como, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Como House and Gardens. We are glad that you had a wonderful and informative tour.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Como Historic House and Garden is a beautiful Stately Trust Property with wonderful gardens. it is a wonderful place to spend a day in. The gardens are immaculate. The house offers lovely views and great food too. The residence is preserved as it was as...More

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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
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