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Labassa House Open Day 2014

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Labassa - Learn about its History
Fancy something different to do around Melbourne? The National Trust property Labassa, at 2 Manor Grove in Caulfield East, will be open on Sunday 16th February 2014 from 10.30am till 4.30pm.
Labassa House, Labassa Caulfield
Image sourced from National Trust website

Labassa is a grand old mansion which was designed by JAB Koch and built between 1863 and 1890. It was a residence to many prosperous families until 1920, it was then used for parties in the 1930's and 1940's and for fundraising for the Red Cross Comfort Fund during the Second World War until it later became an enclave for artists in the 1960s and 1970s.

Tours are available of the mansion at 11am and 2.30pm and will guide you around the interior of the house giving you an appreciation of the opulence of the 19th Century interior of the mansion.

Labassa house, aesthetic movement Labassa
Image from National Trust
At 3.30pm an additional tour will focus on the furniture from the National Trust which is on display at Labassa and features pieces from the Prosser-Lloyd estate. The 3.30pm tour will also feature ceramic tableware pieces and motifs from the Aesthetic Movement.

An external tour is available at 12.30pm. All tours are included in the admission fee.

After the tour you can visit the tea rooms on site and fully appreciate the mansion and its surrounds.

If you can't make it on February 16th, Labassa is open on the third Sunday of each month with the exception of December.
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Why? To experience a grand old place
When: Sunday 16th February 2014 from 10.30am till 4.30pm
Phone: (03) 9527 6295
Where: Labassa House, 2 Manor Grove, Caulfield North
Cost: $10 adults, $8 concession, and $4 children.
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