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Address: 76 Mosman St, Charters Towers, Queensland 4820, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 3223 6666
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Built to a design by Mark Cooper Day as the Royal Arcade, the Charters...

Built to a design by Mark Cooper Day as the Royal Arcade, the Charters Towers Stock Exchange operated here from 1890 until 1916. The building houses many local Charters Towers businesses and the National Trust of Queensland Don Roderick Art Gallery. A rare example of an arcade in Queensland, one with architecture adapted to climate and well-liked for its scale and barrel-vault entrance, the Stock Exchange Arcade is indicative of the rise and fall of fortune on the nineteenth century goldfield.

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An amazing history. Beautiful breezeway, lots of tables to enjoy a cup of coffee, and or lunch. The architecture is beautiful, the atmosphere so peaceful, yet it's right on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
Maggie F
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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485 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

An amazing history. Beautiful breezeway, lots of tables to enjoy a cup of coffee, and or lunch. The architecture is beautiful, the atmosphere so peaceful, yet it's right on the Main Street. Another wonderful building in Charters Towers.

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Thank Maggie F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This was where the original stock exchange was, it is now a lovely arcade with coffee shops ,souvenir shops , secondhand book shop etc . It has information panels detailing the history, a lovely place to visit

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Thank Denise G
Taree, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

An absolutely magical piece of early Australian architecture, paid for by the gold rush, go to the art gallery upstairs which gives a great view of the building as it was if you use your imagination, it also gives a different perspective of some of the other pieces of architecture that was built about the same time such as the... More 

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Thank David F
Zaporozhye
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The old arcade was the stock exchange and in its tine did 2 calls a day and I believe this has never been done at any other exchange, 3rd exchange in Australia or was it number 4?

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Thank Mike P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Sat in the stock exchange arcade to eat lunch. It was very relaxing. Afterwards we looked about and read the history of the area. It is amazing to see it restored

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Thank Bridgette L
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

A wonderful old building , built 1890 , only place open was the Coffee shop and museum , nothing else open . Sad really.

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Thank Paul R
Townsville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Well restored building housing a somewhat unique history in that it was in fact a Stock Exchange in days of yore when Charters Towers was called "The World" Actual Stock Trading took place here and one can almost hear the clamour and dealings going on

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Thank Robert J
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This arcade was built during the Gold Rush and became the local stock exchange, a rarity for rural Australia. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Stephen-Bernie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a great spot to take a rest and soak in the atmosphere of the beautiful architecture. The muffin was a luxury for morning tea.

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Thank Chris R
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely old place wth so much history. We walked around the city n found so many interesting facts. The old ambulance building was started in 1902 n was the first ambulance service outside Brisbane

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Thank Cheryl B

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