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Melbourne Town Hall

Corner Swanston Street and Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9658 9658
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Completed in 1870, the Melbourne Town Hall is at the heart of the city's cultural and civic activity, hosting theatre, weddings, receptions and exhibitions. So many of the decisions that have helped shape Melbourne were made within the heritage-listed Town Hall. A mix of bluestone and Tasmanian freestone, the classically designed building features a clock tower and fine masonry. To go behind the scenes and visit the grand Council Chambers and stand where the Beatles and Abba waved from the impressive portico, take a Town Hall tour. As well as the Council Chambers, the Town Hall features a large auditorium, which was remodelled following a fire in 1925 and includes panels decorated with sepia figures. The auditorium's Grand Organ has featured in cutting-edge performances by a range of artists including Philip Glass, Paul Grabowski and the Necks. A free lunchtime concert series has been running since 2003, and the Grand Organ Museum offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the organ and breathe air into its venerable pipes. Join a free Melbourne Town Hall Tour from Monday to Friday with tours departing at 11am and 1pm. Bookings essential.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Corner Swanston Street and Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9658 9658
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went on an hour long tour of the building and was able to see the meeting chamber, the concert hall and intricate details about the functioning of the great organ therein, the queen's tea room, and the balcony. This was a good tour and...More

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a majestic old building but little has been done to it over the years and frankly some of the rooms were looking tired. The Lord mayors Room for entertaining high profile guests was quite outdated. Book and take the free tour as it...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Melbourne Town Hall is in many ways a monument to Melbourne's past grandeur. It remidns the visitor of the gold rush days, and the wealthy bourgeoisie arriving for formal mayoral occasions, and that no doubt still takes place. However, ever since I came to...More

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 1 July 2017

A classic gold rush era building that is in the heart of the city. Worth checking out for the architecture. Definitely worth checking out during the comedy festival.

Thank Jon Y
Reviewed 25 June 2017

A place to be both day and night. Love the view especially at night. With the camera on hand, was clicking away that the sights. Have fun , enjoy.

Thank Micheal A
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Really awesome architecture and pretty great to walk around and have a look at it all, plenty to see and do around

Thank vampslayer01
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Well worth the effort to visit day and night, really stands out as a landmark in the city. Historical.

Thank vicpk
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Another Victorian period building that is attractive and that takes pride of place aongside Melbourne's other 19th century landmarks, the Town Hall is certainly noteworthy. It has hosted many concerts (The Beatles, for example, appeared here in the 1960's and attracted many thousands of fans...More

1  Thank VWriter
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed my tour of the Town Hall, my guide Ken was very informative & I enjoyed listening to both the history & some of the stories from over the years. Booking online you need to do that well in advance as confirmation doesn't come through...More

1  Thank Jste011
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We were indifferent about a tour around the Town Hall but are so glad we did it. We booked the day before and were part of a small group of 6. The guide was very knowledgable and enthusiastic and professional. She made the visit most...More

Thank Skidooo
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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