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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  • When I went to lucky Australia Defense exhibition, got in free to the exhibition hall. Inside the building is also very clean, very clean. I usually look at is not inflating Defense Army.
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  • The architecture and murals are beautiful and the park like setting always makes it a nice place to visit. Also like the variety of events it hosts.  more »
  • This old building is very well preserved is the Carlton garden. It has been renovated several times and looks great. It is easy either by Melbourne city or fun to have the website and take a tram. Given the history of the building you can imagine how it was established for the first national Parliament or some of the exhibitions held there. It is worth the time to visit. It is one of 2 buildings in Australia where in the UNESCO cultural heritage are rightly! Are going by tram or on foot and walk there comfortably.
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  • The Melbourne Flora Fest has been conducted here, and it is a spectacular event. Superb. Personally, I like the building architecture. Smart design in bringing natural daylight and spacious building too. Classic and historic.
  • The Royal Exhibition Building is a very beautiful building. It is quite old, as it goes back a very long time, and as soon as you set eyes on it you just fall in love with it. It is built in a lovely park and you would not regret a visit. It also perfect for a small break after walking around.
  • This is a beautiful old venue. The building itself is just gorgeous and hopefully maintained by the local government for decades to come. The venue can accommodate events great and small, with two stories as well as extensive outdoor gardens.
  • Have been to many shows in this grand and ornate exhibition building - it maybe a little rough around the edges but it's full of character - well worth a visit
  • It is such a grande old building and the atmosphere gives you a feeling of nostalgia from years gone bye. Love this old building and everytime I come here I am in awe

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