Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

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Completed in 1870, Melbourne Town Hall is at the heart of the city's cultural and civic activity, hosting theater performances, weddings, receptions, and art exhibitions. The heritage-listed building has played a key role in many historic decisions that have shaped Melbourne over the last 140 years. It still serves as the city’s central municipal building and the seat of the city government. Designed by well-known local architect Joseph Reed, the landmark features a clock tower and the iconic Council Chambers. A free concert series offers visitors the opportunity to learn all about the site’s renowned Grand Organ, comprising 147 ranks and 9,568 pipes. Using our international travel planner, Melbourne attractions like Melbourne Town Hall can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 2, 2017
    It’s a key building in the city but wouldn’t say it’s a highlight or must see if you are visitor to this city  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    The Town Hall is an imposing building, occupying a prime site at the corner of Collins Street and Swanston Street. It was opened in 1870 and for many years it was the premier public building in Melbou...  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    It is a lovely buildings, such as in the administrations at the Melbourne Town Hall. My heart was filled with say the symbol of Melbourne's Flinders Street station under construction were shocked but this town hall to see. Something like London's Big Ben clock tower, it halted instinctively and I was lost for a while.
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  • April 10, 2017
    I love this place. It's history reincarnated. Love coming here for concerts and shows.
  • April 19, 2017
    Great historic building: Collins St. below-street-level public toilets, the ballroom with its huge organ and the cosy performance spot called Lower Town Hall. Lots to see.
  • February 18, 2017
    Melbourne Town Hall has been at the heart of events which have shaped the city's future and celebrated monumental milestones. Here,Federation was debated, Nellie Melba debuted and the Beatles greeted adoring fans. It plays host to theatrical performances, weddings, receptions, exhibitions, corporate launches, school concerts, conferences and cocktail parties and has a history of 135 years. Catering for events of 10 to 2000 people, Melbourne Town Hall offers a superb suite of function rooms and spaces. I couldn’t have been luckier than this coz I witnessed Marlyn Moere performing live at this venue.
  • July 10, 2017
    One of the great venues for the annual Melbourne Comedy Festival. :)
  • March 7, 2017
    Historic Building which has held many historic events, yet another important building which adds to Melbourne. Love the style.

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