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Coop's Shot Tower, Melbourne

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
Coop's Shot Tower is a shot tower located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, Australia. It was completed in 1888 and is 50 metres high. The historic building was saved from demolition in 1973 and was incorporated into Melbourne Central complex in 1991 underneath an 84 m-high conical glass roof.Coop's Shot Tower is 9 storeys high, and has 327 steps to the top. The tower produced six tonnes of shot weekly up until 1961, when the demand for the lead shot dwindled, because of new firearm regulations. The tower was operated by the Coops family, who also managed Clifton Hill Shot Tower.Recently a museum called the Shot Tower Museum has been set up inside of the tower at the back of R.M. Williams, a tenant in the tower.The site is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
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  • This is a marvelous example of the preservation of local history in a modern development. It is located in the Melbourne Central shopping centre and access to the shot tower museum is available throug...  read more »
  • Fantastic sight that is a little ruined by bustling crowds of shoppers and commuters. Easy to get to via public transport. It's quite daunting just looking up the dome to see how high the shot tower i...  read more »
  • Good place for shopping and there is the Australian R.M.Williams Shop. There is a very large Seiko Clock that opens out with moving figures and music at the strike of every hour. Children love this. 
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