Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

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#7 of 49 in Parks in Melbourne
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. To visit Royal Exhibition Building on your holiday in Melbourne, and find out what else Melbourne has to offer, use our Melbourne trip planner.
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  • October 7, 2017
    This is an iconic building which sadly is now not utilized as much as it might be located in the Carlton Gardens. It is impressive outside as well as in but it is not open to the public unless there i...  more »
  • October 7, 2017
    Very well maintained and quiet park. Ideal to spend a few hours to chat, read or relax.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Great side trip from neighbouring museum. Wonderful historic architecture in top city central gardens. Good signs explaining history. Shady spots to relax. Short walk from Lygon St bars and restaurant...  more »
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  • September 10, 2017
    UNESCO World heritage site, looks huge and well used with beautiful gardens surrounding the place. Toilets and parking available.
  • August 28, 2017
    It look really pretty inside! It has nice gardens on the outside too.
  • August 31, 2017
    Need exhibition tickets to go inside(maybe buy it from museum). But it's really beautiful at outside look.
  • July 2, 2017
    A beautiful old building. I love that melbourne respects this historical building and still uses it.
  • January 14, 2017
    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.

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