Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

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#6 of 59 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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  • There seems to be a guided tour, it saw only the appearance. Raise large pine cones in the Park, so, or resting on the bench, was very comfortable.
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  • From the building of the old 'Expo' is almost as a world heritage site. Woody is a luxury, the Auditorium, and Terry. All sides (all directions) wall painting is still likely. Participating in guided tours and staff were so more interesting. Carlton Gardens, Melbourne is a green it remains original fountain garden. It's not a flower garden.
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  • This building was built in the year 1880. Looks incredible outside especially with the fountain out the front, wasn't able to do the tour because there was something on. Just wish they cleaned up the ...  more »
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  • Great venue for events big and small. I go to the Great Australian Beer Festival which is a great event. Went to the Finders Keepers event last weekend and that was super enjoyable, mostly because it was run in a fantastic place. It's easy to get to via tram and easy to walk into the city after if thats your thing too. Nice gardens and I love the fountain. Great place!
  • Beautiful building for events or even just to admire the architecture. Would be five stars if it had better heating in winter! But that’s a minor drawback compared to its beauty and stature.
  • Beautiful venue as the building and the fountain itself are an amazing piece of architecture. Came for the Finders Keepers market and enjoyed the space provided and the selection of stores also. Would love to visit again to see how else the building could be used.
  • The surroundings of this place are amazingly beautiful and the building, itself, is a wonderful piece of architecture! I went there for a convention and I felt that the building had a very nice atmosphere, despite being quite an old building!
  • Gorgeous facility! Entry to events vary dramatically depending on the organisers. The building itself is a great place to spend the perusing an event of your choice. Perfectly groomed gardens outside with a beautiful relaxing vibe. Great inner city escape. Great place to take a book and blanket and relax.

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