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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  • When the town hall was built, it was probably the most impressive building in the area. Now it is dwarved by the neighbouring skyscrapers in the CBD. Yet, it has retained its charm.  more »
  • One of the symbols of the Melbourne City City view appearance stands out even feel the historical stone wall building
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  • We took a look at this historic building in December en route to St. Paul's Cathedral next door and thought it looked like a Christmas gift to the city. A giant red bow stretched across its midsection...  more »
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  • Built way back in 1870 in a French Renaissance style, the historical and heritage-listed Melbourne Town Hall is a beautiful classically designed building in the heart of Melbourne. It's more than just being used as Council Chambers, it is often used as a venue for cultural and civic activities, including theatre, school and headliner concerts (the Beatles performed here), corporate functions, cocktail parties, weddings, receptions and a host of exhibitions. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is held here and so is the annual German Market, known as the German Christkindlmarkt and hosted by the Australian German Welfare Society. You can't miss this iconic building at during the festive season as it's decorated to look like a huge Christmas present. The Melbourne Town Hall, as does the City of Melbourne itself, really comes to life at Christmas.
  • A great venue for events. I first went here as part of Open House Melbourne and thoroughly enjoyed walked throughout the side rooms. An even better experience was the mini festival as part of MMW 2017. This should happen more often! We felt so fortunate to be there.
  • Went there on White Night Festival. Wonderful is an understatement.
  • Grand old town Hall that could do with a modern renovation. Some excellent events are held here, but the building has functional limitations.
  • The security guys at the front do a good service, thanks to the tattoo guy who let me out to check the car on SUN

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