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Como Historic House and Garden, Melbourne
(3.7/5 based on 95 reviews on the web)
Considered one of the city’s finest mansions, Como Historic House and Garden includes a large collection of antique furniture, providing a rare look into the lifestyle of the site’s former wealthy inhabitants. Constructed over 160 years ago, the mansion was designed for Sir Edward Eyre Williams, a prominent lawyer and judge. Today, the historic house and its manicured gardens are a tourist attraction offering insight into the development of the city through the ages. The property is considered the jewel of South Yarra, a chic district of upscale shopping and fine dining. Wander the gardens for a few relaxing hours or visit the house for a valuable history lesson, but keep in mind that visits to this site must be pre-booked well in advance. Using our world travel planner, Melbourne attractions like Como Historic House and Garden can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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TripAdvisor
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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. 
  • 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 strol...  more »
Google
  • Disappointed that we fought heavy traffic to show up on a Wednesday when the website showed the House & Gardens to be open, only to find that the house is in fact, only open on weekends. I wonder how many other people get caught because of this misleading information? We enjoyed a stroll through the gardens and a coffee at the Stables, but we wanted to tour the house and left disappointed.
  • Beautifully landscaped Como gardens given to the public each day. Lots of shaded areas, good for relaxing. the trees and birds almost mask the sound of traffic
  • Beautiful settings, well worth a second look once the inside restoration is complete. Fresh food.
  • What a disappointment. Prior to visiting I viewed website for opening times etc only for it to crash several times. Upon arriving learnt the mansion was closed due to private function. Perhaps in future update your website and make sure it functions properly.
  • Lovely for a coffee and a stroll