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Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

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Architectural Building
Royal Exhibition Building is an impressive Victorian structure that is a symbol of the Industrial Revolution. Built in 1880, it was the first building in Australia to win Unesco World Heritage status. Step inside to see fine 19th-century wood- and paint-work. Australia’s first parliament met here in 1901. Now, the Renaissance-style dome and lush gardens host car shows, fairs, and live performances. Add Royal Exhibition Building to your Melbourne travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Melbourne trip itinerary builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • Of all the many times we have been to Melbourne, we have never been to this venue. This time we attended the Dog Lovers Show which was great but what was even better was the venue. Such a beautiful ve...  more »
  • Within the sprawling Carlton Gardens grounds, this magnificent building was completed in 1880 to house the World Fair. The building's dome was modelled after Florence Cathedral's dome and the Grand Fo...  more »
  • I went to the Melbourne Flowers and Garden show to REB at twilight (my second) and had a ball. The actual Carlton garden alone is already a treat, however the additional show displays made it even mor...  more »
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  • Architecturally brilliant and a building with long history. It is a World Heritage site. It was with great privilege that I had my university exams and graduation ceremony there. The building can be easily accessed by trams or a 10 minute walk from Parliament station. Next door is Melbourne Museum.
  • Absolutely stunning. Has to be seen with your own eyes to take in the grandeur of this beautiful historical building.
  • Stunning piece of history and architecture. A must see when strolling the gardens, but great to see the inside when an exhibition or show is on.
  • An iconic part of Melbourne's history that's still loved and used today.
  • Great spot for a small convention. Just love old buildings they don't build anywhere as cool as this anymore. Modern architecture seems so cold when compared.