Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

4.4
#6 of 58 in Parks in Melbourne
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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  • It is located in Calton Gardens, is giant architectural jewel. It is a beautiful building, with a fountain and flowers that is excellent for photographing and photographed. We do not enter, but if you have the opportunity, do it! An icon of the city.
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  • Have to been to many functions at the venue including a grand ball, and we attend the garden show which is a great day out.  more »
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  • Reed and Barnes, 1880s? Pretty eclectic, Byzantine, Romanesque, renaissance - dome based on Florence cathedral pretty sure. I like it better than some other Reed work- maybe as it's set in lovely baroque gardens away from development. Facilities fine- seen many events there. Can get cold in the wintertime.
  • One of the most beautiful buildings in Melbourne. You could spend hours just looking at the ceiling. We come every year to attend Lego Brickvention and its such a terrific venue for this wonderful event.

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