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Royal Exhibition Building

Carlton Gardens | 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 8341 7777
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The Royal Exhibition Building is one of the world's oldest remaining exhibition pavilions. On 1 July 2004, it became the first building in Australia to achieve a World Heritage listing. Located in Carlton Gardens, the pavilion was originally completed in 1880 for the first of two international fairs hosted by Melbourne. On May 1st, 1901, the initial Commonwealth Parliament was held here, an event commemorated in 2001, the centenary of Australian Federation. Today, with its meticulously restored interior, expansive galleries and soaring dome, the Great Hall offers an impressive setting for trade shows, fairs and cultural and community events.
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Carlton Gardens | 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the world's oldest remaining exhibition pavilions, building is beautiful both inside and outside This place hold all kinds and all type of events and shows from the past till present. Is a fabulous architecture with great historic building unfortunately I do not have...More

Thank kokomitay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's really a memorial to those who worked so hard to build it. This building is a joy to look at. Must have been wonderful when new. Would have loved to have seen inside but as only a short stay in Melbourne no time.

Thank Pavonine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Book a tour through the Melbourne Museum and you will be able to explore this historic building. It has been restored to its 1901 paint colours. This is where the six states of Australia federated in 1901. It is a lovely building.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

such a gorgeous building with lovely windows, domes and detailed and beautiful paintings on the wall. So lovely having this grand old lady accessible to so many and to be used for so many events.

Thank lynecancook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there for an exhibition and the interior is simply gorgeous. I had forgotten how magnificient the building was. Surrounded by stunning gardens, you don't need to go inside. Take a picnic, sit out the front and just absorb how stunning it is.

Thank Jacinta2909
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a bit of a cash cow for the museum, which collects 10 bucks a head for a guide to do a tour. Worth seeing and probably better the better your guide is. Ours was quite good. I think his name was Josh. American...More

Thank EnglandScotland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great Melbourne Icon for a show or exhibition. The buildings are often used for car shows and are surrounded by gardens. A must see for events that are there.

Thank -Guzzis-are-ace-
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Have always wanted to visit inside this building as it was the site of the opening of the first national Parliament. First try there was an exhibition in there and off limits. Yeah second time managed to get on a guided tour. The building is...More

Thank 2011travel54
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely building but is an events hall - in other words if there is nothing going on, as is often the case, there is nothing to do. However I did walk around the outside on my way to the museum next door and admired the...More

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Beautiful building from a long gone era. Some excellent exhibitions here like the Flower and Garden show with added bonus of admiring the beautiful architecture and surroundings

Thank Bombaybelle
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Barbara H
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Response from Umma1709 | Reviewed this property |
I think you've asked this question in the wrong place. Try asking on Hotel Jen Penang. Sorry can't help you there, I thought this would be relating to the actual royal exhibition building...
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Abigailharlow
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Response from PeterLangston | Reviewed this property |
Best bet would be to contact the Melbourne Museum on 131102 for information.
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