What's On

Love, Desire and Riches: The Fashion of Weddings

An exhibition that examines the intersection between film, historic fashion and the social narratives of weddings

Love, Desire and Riches will help you to discover that romance is never without drama, whether seen through great moments in literature and film or the romances of ordinary people from our own fair city.

The exhibition will also feature dresses from world famous fashion houses, such as Valentino, Maticevski and Akira, as well as rarely seen celebrity wedding gowns from Australia and abroad.

A vast collection of dresses from the 18th to 21st centuries will also be yours to enjoy.

Darcy Is Here!

Come see Darcy in the lake at Rippon Lea! He will be gracing us with his presence until the end of September. Don't miss your chance!

Want to hear from the Curator?

There will be a number of Curator Talks presented at 2pm on the following dates: August 21st, September 11th & 20th.

Curator Talks include admission to the exhibition, and there is an additional cost for these sessions. Please click here for bookings.

Dates and Times:

Daily from July 1st - September 30th. 10am - 4pm. Last entry to the exhibition is at 3:30pm.

Special Friday evening openings (6 - 8pm) on August 15th & 29th.

Admission Prices:

Adults $15

Concessions $12

Child $9

Family $35

National Trust Members:

Adults $10

Concession $7

Child $4

Family $20 (2 adults & 2 children)

Garden entry only is free for members during the exhibition.

Bookings are recommended, and can be made here.

For all inquiries please call the National Trust Booking Office on 9656 9804, or email bookings@nattrust.com.au.