Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

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Royal Exhibition Building is an impressive Victorian structure that is a symbol of the Industrial Revolution. Built in 1880, it was the first building in Australia to win Unesco World Heritage status. Step inside to see fine 19th-century wood- and paint-work. Australia’s first parliament met here in 1901. Now, the Renaissance-style dome and lush gardens host car shows, fairs, and live performances. To visit Royal Exhibition Building on your holiday in Melbourne, and find out what else Melbourne has to offer, use our Melbourne trip planner.
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  • We attended the “Bo Ho Luxe Market “ at the Royal Exhibition Building. This was a great market , huge variety of stalls with everything from , clothing, jewellery, artwork, homewares and plants. There...  more »
  • Free tram ride, you can reach the nearby station. When I went I took photos wedding dress bride. Heading, there is a garden to the right. I'd like the corner of a large park, behind the Museum of fine arts, to explore together.
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  • My experience will be outside instead of inside the building. I love to come to this area because it is so peaceful and always nice to see the trees outside REB.  more »
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  • FABULOUS OLD BUILDING THAT IS STEEPED IN HISTORY was for a time Australia's national parliament house. It is a beautiful old building with luscious grounds that now serves as an exhibition space. Many Melbourne school and university students will remember it as their exam hall!
  • Beautiful if you get the chance to go inside and gaze at the majestic ceiling and vast paintings. From the outside you can see a grand building, serene gardens and a photo in front of the fountain is a must!
  • Majestic building to look at and take pictures. Seen many newly weds taking pictures here. I visited this place recently and found a large banner across the entrance (something about 2 aud entrance to some event) which I believed ruined the beautiful image of this building. Hope they take it down.
  • It is an actively used exhibition building, it's not a museum. Tours can however be arranged through the Melbourne Museum. The external architecture is very impressive and the surrounding garden areas are beautiful. World heritage protected, on good reason.
  • Mahyo has fever. Mahyo is so sick. So sick of wedding people congregating here for photographs. Mahyo disgruntled. Cannot have a peaceful water fountain observing the h2o

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