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Miss Fisher: The Exhibition@ Ripponlea Estate (3 December-late May 2021)

December 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - May 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm


Miss Fisher returns to Rippon Lea estate in Melbourne on Thursday 3 December with brand new costumes from her big screen adventure. The exhibition would have opened on 9 July but for the pandemic lockdown.

Following the cinematic debut of the internationally successful feature film Miss Fisher and The Crypt of Tears earlier this year, the exhibition will immerse visitors in the world of Phryne with large scale installations, costumes designed by Margot Wilson especially for the film and a mystery experience involving priceless emeralds, ancient curses and the truth behind the disappearance of a forgotten tribe.

Miss Fisher originally graced our screens in the popular television series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on ABC TV, was based on the best-selling series of books by Sisters in Crime founding member, Kerry Greenwood, and fast became a global fan favourite.

Simon Ambrose, CEO of the National Trust, said the latest instalment in the Miss Fisher story by Every Cloud Productions welcomes back fans to where it all began.

“Having now been on the big screen, everyone’s favourite crime fighting heroine has reached international status. We are proud to see Victoria’s premier heritage places showcased globally and to see the world of Miss Fisher transform Rippon Lea Estate,” said Mr Ambrose.

Elizabeth Anya-Petrivna, Exhibition Producer of the National Trust, said the exhibition is a love letter to the fandom. “Miss Phryne Fisher is iconic. The Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Exhibition invites fans to follow the narrative of the film, whilst giving us a glimpse of the world behind the camera and highlighting Phryne’s superhero status from sportswear to figure-hugging evening gowns and desert action comfort.”

The exhibition will also include costumes, never exhibited before, from the ever-expanding world of Miss Fisher, including some handmade costumes from the Chinese re-versioning of Miss Fisher – Miss S, set in the exotic world of 1920s Shanghai – and a selection of gorgeous 1960s’ costumes from the Ms Fisher Modern Murder Mysteries television series, designed by award winner Marie Paterson.

In creating the film, Every Cloud Productions turned to Miss Fisher’s devoted fans for help with the film’s production costs partially funded by thousands of fans in a hugely successful crowdfunding drive.

“When the honourable Miss Phryne Fisher left the confines of the small screen to fly off into the wider world, we knew we needed to create a murder mystery on a grand scale – involving greater risk, greater adventure and even more romance than we’ve seen before – but preferably in the most magnificent locations and settings we could imagine,” said Every Cloud Productions founders Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the National Trust and curator Elizabeth Anya-Petrivna again. For the fans, this is the next best thing to watching a new episode of Miss Fisher.”

Every Cloud Productions’ Exhibition Producer, Drew Grove said: “This is now our third exhibition with the National Trust  presented at Rippon Lea Estate, this innovative new exhibition will showcase the magnificent buildings, structures and gardens the National Trust is responsible for in a way that delights and surprises both our national and international audiences with the depth of our Australian history.”

The Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Exhibition opens Wednesday to Sunday on the hour from 10am  from Thursday 3 December to late May 2021.

Please note tickets must be pre-purchased online. https://www.ripponleaestate.com.au/event/miss-fisher-exhibition/

The Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears exhibition is proudly presented by: Every Cloud Productions and National Trust of Australia (VIC),





Rippon Lea
192 Hotham Street
Ripponlea, Vic 3185 Australia
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