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Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

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Historic Site Landmark
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. Use our Melbourne vacation planner to add Melbourne Town Hall and other attractions to your Melbourne vacation plans.
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  • Really awesome architecture and pretty great to walk around and have a look at it all, plenty to see and do around  more »
  • Well worth the effort to visit day and night, really stands out as a landmark in the city. Historical.  more »
  • Another Victorian period building that is attractive and that takes pride of place aongside Melbourne's other 19th century landmarks, the Town Hall is certainly noteworthy. It has hosted many concerts...  more »
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  • I love this place. It's history reincarnated. Love coming here for concerts and shows.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Historic Building which has held many historic events, yet another important building which adds to Melbourne. Love the style.
  • During the Melbourne comedy festival this majestic building has lots of shows going. Can get pretty crowded.