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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Corner Williams Rd & Lechlade Ave, Victoria 3141, Australia
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

It’s amazing building and garden. We enjoyed the visit in the area. You don’t need a lot of time for the visit over there

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shenharg
NatTrustVic, General Manager at Como House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2018

Thank you for your review and hope that you had a wonderful time.

Reviewed August 15, 2018

Como House is a National Trust property, easily reachable by No 58 tram from William Street [Melbourne CBD]. The grounds and café are open every day, but house tours are only on Wednesdays and weekends. You need to phone ahead to book your place on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WePlayFair
NatTrustVic, General Manager at Como House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so gald that your educational visit and the experience you had a Como was relevant for the children and educational. We do hope that you can visit us again and have a tour...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018

I have visited previously, but quite a while ago so it was great to revisit. Walked the gardens before joining a house tour. Very informative and interesting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kylie M
NatTrustVic, General Manager at Como House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you decided to return to visit and every part of the house and the gardens change season by season.

Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

A gorgeous house that has so much history. A must see if you visit Melbourne. The wonderful story of Catherine and the goodies she bought overseas to fill the house. The chandelier is magnificent. The gardens are lovely and worth a walk through. Lovely guides...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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NatTrustVic, General Manager at Como House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

The house and its history is part of the rich culture of the city and one that sheds light on the social and historical development over 100 years ago. We thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review.

Reviewed July 25, 2018

I've always wanted to visit Como House since I read about it. However, due to some exhibition, I patiently waited as advised by the Como House representative. I was very excited after the exhibition ended and I was able to book a tour and visit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Angie K
NatTrustVic, General Manager at Como House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate the feedback for the tour and will endeavour to work with the guide to be a bit louder. The house is a testament to the rich and diverse history of Melbourne and it...More

Reviewed June 16, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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NatTrustVic, General Manager at Como House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

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

Reviewed June 7, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chris S
NatTrustVic, General Manager at Como House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

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

Reviewed May 25, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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NatTrustVic, General Manager at Como House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 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

Reviewed April 30, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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NatTrustVic, General Manager at Como House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 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.

Reviewed March 25, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lindyl0u54
NatTrustVic, Manager at Como House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 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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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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