Como House and Garden

Galleries, Museums and Collections Historical Sites and Heritage Locations Landmarks and Buildings Parks and Gardens

A stone’s throw away from the centre of Melbourne and perched high above the Yarra River lies Como House and Garden. Its central block was built c. 1855 , its kitchen wing dates from the 1840s, its ballroom wing was added in the early 1870s. The house is a most unusual combination of the Australian Regency style with details normally used on Italianate buildings later in the century.

Built on land purchased in the first land sales held south of the Yarra, the house and outbuildings have been subject to few alterations since the 1870s extensions. Como House was owned by the same family from 1864-1959 when it was donated to the National Trust. Today it still contains many of the Armytage family’s original furnishings, providing a wonderful illustration of the lifestyle of Melbourne’s colonial elite. The Armytages’ prosperity, as with many of the early colony’s prominent families, was built on a pastoral empire, and Como is a striking reminder of this.

Wander the gardens and immerse yourself in the history, luxury and inspiration that make Como a unique location.

Facilities

Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Coach Parking History & Heritage Museums Australia Museums Australia National Trust National Trust Nature & Wildlife

Rates

indicativePrices From $15 to $35

Adult: $15, Concession: $12, Family (Two adults and two children): $35: Free entry with valid National Trust Membership.

CHILD $9

Nearby Things to Do

View All
GOLFSelect clients at Royal Melbourne

GOLFSelect

Malvern East, Stonnington

Around And About

Around and About Tours

Williamstown, Hobsons Bay

Centre for Contemporary Photography

Centre for Contemporary Photography

Fitzroy, Yarra

From Martin Allen's Rearrangement of William Johnston's Collection

The Johnston Collection

East Melbourne, Melbourne

Auscarts

Auscarts Indoor Racing

Port Melbourne, Port Phillip

Gasworks Arts Park Angel Sculpture on Theatre

Gasworks Arts Park

Albert Park, Port Phillip

Contact Us