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Rippon Lea Estate
Sunday 9 May
3pm - 6pm

Join us at 1pm for a special garden tour. Meet on Western Veranda lawn, no booking required.

Get in quick - the first 30 people to book receive a free Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears catalogue (valued at $20).

*This event is now sold out*

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Mother’s Day High Tea

3pm - 6pm

Sunday 9 May

Treat your Mum to a decadent high tea in the Rippon Lea Estate Ballroom with a special viewing of the Miss Fisher costume exhibition

** This event is now sold out **

Celebrate Mother’s Day in style with a specially tailored Miss Fisher high tea service in the ballroom at 3pm before making your way to the mansion to explore the incredible Miss Fisher costume exhibition.

Special garden tours of Rippon Lea Estate will be available at 1pm on the day. Meet on Western Veranda lawn, no booking required.

The High Tea Menu

Potato galette, smoked salmon, Persian feta and chive mousse, balsamic pearls (GF, NF)

Cherry bocconcini and olive tapenade tartlet, semi-dried tomato ricotta, micro basil (V, NF)

Pecorino biscotti, aged Parma ham, truffle cream, thyme salt

Salted caramel and banana banoffee, brownie crumble

Cold set Mandarin cheesecake, jar with sweet dukkah (V)

Housemade scone with jam and double cream

Raw caramel snickers bar (VG , GF, HEALTHY)

Classic white chicken mayonnaise finger sandwich points

Mixed grain Coronation style egg sandwich points

Freshly brewed tea and coffee

The Drives Sparkling South East VIC

Glasses of The Drives Sparkling South East VIC are available to purchase on a consumption basis for $11.50 per glass.

We can cater for specific dietary requirements which you can specify in the booking form no later than 5 days before the event.

Tables are configured for 2 or 4 guests, for other group sizes please book with us directly at events@nattrust.com.au

Get in quick – the first 20 people to book receive a free Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears catalogue (valued at $20).

Discover the romance and adventure of costumes designed by Margot Wilson, and an exclusive look behind the scenes from the recent cinematic release, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears.

Immerse yourself in the world of Phryne Fisher and unravel a decade-old mystery concerning priceless emeralds, ancient curses and the truth behind the disappearance of a forgotten tribe.

The brand new exhibition also includes costumes designed by Marion Boyce from the original Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, as well as pieces designed by Maria Pattison and Dong Xiangshuai from the expanded Miss Fisher universe including the 1960s spin-off series Ms Fisher’s Modern Mysteries and the Chinese adaptation Miss S, where Phryne is reimagined as a crime-fighting sleuth in 1930s Shanghai.

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Updated conditions of entry

In response to COVID-19, the National Trust has introduced protocols to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of visitors, staff and volunteers at the exhibition.

We ask that all visitors agree to the below conditions before entry.

We ask you to stay at home if you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms

Must register your details with us upon entering the gardens by scanning the QR code

Observe personal health and hygiene measures, as well as safe social distancing signage and contactless transactions

Be aware that capacity restrictions apply in all enclosed spaces

Note that areas may be partially closed off to implement safety protocols, including the Gatehouse Tea Rooms at Rippon Lea Estate

For more information on visiting Rippon Lea Estate and the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) COVID Safe Plan click here.


Please note – This exhibition is presented inside Rippon Lea mansion. During this time the internal furniture and fixtures may have been removed, adjusted or replaced to accommodate the exhibition pieces. Regular tours of the mansion won’t be offered during the exhibition period and will only re-commence after all original furniture and fixtures have been re-installed and once the exhibition has ended.

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears is an Every Cloud Productions feature for Roadshow Films, with principal production investment from Screen Australia, in association with all3media international, Film Victoria, Fulcrum Media Finance and Film Finances Australasia.

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