Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

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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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  • I'm not home but are really pretty for a little walk. Romantic place...
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  • Melbourne was one of the boom cities of the Victorian era, its wealth based on Victoria's prolific goldfields. One of the city's glories is the Royal Exhibition Building, built to display the colony's...  more »
  • Lovely old building doesn't have all the modern trimmings but lovely sometimes have great caterers in there .parking around here is scarce  more »
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  • UNESCO World heritage site, looks huge and well used with beautiful gardens surrounding the place. Toilets and parking available.
  • It look really pretty inside! It has nice gardens on the outside too.
  • Need exhibition tickets to go inside(maybe buy it from museum). But it's really beautiful at outside look.
  • A beautiful old building. I love that melbourne respects this historical building and still uses it.
  • 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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