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Exhibition

LOVE, REVENGE AND HAUTE COUTURE

At Rippon Lea House and Gardens, be transported to the dusty town of Dungatar in the 1950s, and experience the journey of transformation through the artful and luxurious costumes worn by Kate Winslet and the cast of The Dressmaker.

The exhibition will reveal how the costumes, inspired by Parisian couture, were made and developed for the film. Visitors will be able to see the level of detail and artisanship which went into making the costumes. The exhibition will feature 50 designs by Marion Boyce as well as Tilly Dunnage’s costumes designed by Margot Wilson.

The exhibition is open from everyday from 22 April until 31 July at Rippon Lea House and Gardens, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick.

You can buy tickets online or at the door.

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Tickets

GENERAL ADMISSION

Rippon Lea 10am to 4pm

  • Adult $20
  • Concession $18
  • Child (5-15 yrs) $10
  • Family (2 adults, 2 children) $50

Tickets can be pre-purchased below or at the door.

Last entry is 3.30pm.

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NATIONAL TRUST MEMBERS

Rippon Lea 10am to 4pm

  • Adult $17
  • Concession $16
  • Child (5-15 yrs) $7.50
  • Family (2 adults, 2 children) $45

Tickets can be pre-purchased below or at the door.

Last entry is 3.30pm.

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Special Events

Exhibition Guided Tours

The guided talk will reveal how the costumes, inspired by Parisian couture, were made and developed for the film. Visitors will be able to learn more from a National Trust of Australia (Victoria) staff member about elements of exhibition creation and the design process.

Every Thursday from 5 May – 28 July

$ 25

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Footballers’ Dance

Join us as we recreate the Footballers’ Dance from The Dressmaker to celebrate the Exhibition’s last days at Rippon Lea.

Friday 29 July

$ 45 per person
$ 40 National Trust members

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Location

Rippon Lea House and Gardens
192 Hotham Street
Elsternwick Victoria 3185
Melways 67F2

Shop and Dungatar Tea Room

Visit the Dungatar Tea Room

The Dungatar Tea Room is a nostalgic pop-up tea room located in the Stables of Rippon Lea House and Gardens.

Inspired by the 1950’s & ‘The Dressmaker’ film, this gorgeous tea room is open daily throughout the exhibition from 10:00 am till 3:30 pm.

Reservations are available for group sittings of ten or more people. In order to make a reservation please contact our Booking Office on 03 9656 9804 or email for details on available packages.

All groups of less than ten are on a walk in basis.

Contact

National Trust Bookings Office: (03) 9656 9889 / bookings@nattrust.com.au / 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Rippon Lea House and Gardens / (03) 9523 6095 / 10am – 4pm daily (last entry 3.30pm)

Visit the National Trust website for more events in Victoria.

To become a National Trust member or to renew your membership please visit National Trust Membership