Coops Shot Tower, Melbourne

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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.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 building is enclosed in the Central (I think) mall, behind Emporium. Go into RM Williams shop and the staff will tell you where to go. The Shot Tower was built to manufacture lead shot, which is ...  more »
  • I felt like Alice in wonderland who fell down the rabbit hole, when I accessed the are through a side access shopping area. I was very surprised to see the tower when you come up the stairs. What a gr...  more »
  • The entrance is through R M Williams shop in the base of the tower up the first escalator. Tells the story of the development of Melbourne from the beginning and how the CBD developed. Knocked a lot o...  more »
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  • A beautiful historical tower in the middle of the shopping centre located at Melbourne Central. This is a must see for every visitor. Grab a coffee and enjoy the views. This area is crowded at times. However, there are some seats available for those who like to enjoy.
  • I visited this place as part of the Melbourne Open House annual event that allows the publich to visit often locked buildings. Highly recommend you check this place out and get a good history lessons. Maybe I am just a history nerd, but I am always amazed... could you imagine what stories the building could tell having witnessed so many things around it. Go visit the museum. It's worth it.
  • The old 50-metre tall shot tower is located centre-stage on Level Two inside Melbourne Central shopping mall, (on the floor above Melbourne Central Station). The heritage listed tower is encased in a 20-story glass cone, apparently the largest of its kind in the world, and it's fascinating that the Melbourne Central shopping centre was built around it, preserving it as required by its heritage listing.
  • This Shot Tower stands tall at Melbourne Central and this year is draped in a Christmas theme - impressive. Sadly the Museum at its base seems like an afterthought - as it is small and hidden away in an RM Williams shop - a poor tribute to our history from the 1800s
  • Dont serch for it out side Its located inside Empromium melbourne
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