Miss Fisher Costume Exhibition - At Ripponlea Estate 1
Jun 2020

Miss Fisher Costume Exhibition - At Ripponlea Estate

Miss Fisher Costume Exhibition - At Ripponlea Estate 1


The glamorous world of the Hon. Phryne Fisher, lady detective, returns to the historical Rippon Lea Estate next month with a new exhibition by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Every Cloud Productions filled with opulence, romance and, of course, adventure.

Opening 9 July, and 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 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,.

Fiona and Deb are also excited to confirm that, due to popular demand, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears will be returning to selected newly re-opened cinemas including the historic Sun Theatre in Yarraville, Melbourne.       

In response to COVID-19 the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has introduced new measures to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of visitors, staff and volunteers. This includes timed sessions for the exhibition, personal details to be registered upon entry, directional signage, personal health and hygiene measures and additional cleaning of facilities.

“All public spaces at National Trust properties have changed. We share the responsibility to take care of ourselves and others. We ask that visitors stay at home if experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms, maintain a distance of 1.5m from others, regularly wash and sanitise their hands, download the COVIDSafe App if possible and be aware that capacity restrictions do apply,” said Mr Ambrose.

 The Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Exhibition opens daily 10am to 4pm from

Thursday 9 July to 31 January 2021.

Timed entry applies, visitors must pre-purchase tickets online at: missfisherexhibition.com

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

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