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Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Gardens, Tourist Spots, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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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  • Unfortunately the building is closed regularly and you cannot gain access inside. Great photo opportunity from the exterior. Would need to look into when the tours take place of the building. 
  • You need to check when this building is open before heading up to have a look. Fantastic outside and beautiful inside with the artwork on the ceilings. As with many of our buildings you need to rememb...  read more »
  • A visit to an exhibition here is always worth making. Experiencing this wonderful building and wandering through the surrounding gardens is an excellent way to spend a morning or afternoon. 
  • Very rich in architecture. A World class building. Hosts great events. Well maintained surroundings. Great World heritage building
  • Probably the most impressive historical building in Melbourne. Located next to the museum just North of central Melbourne and surrounded by gardens, the Royal Exhibition Building is a great spot to walk around and enjoy the sun. The building's interior is equally impressive and well worth a visit.
  • A beautiful building - that I suspect a lot of locals and visitors don't know much about. It's used for lots of exhibitions and fairs these days but, historically, it's important because it hosted international fairs in the 1880s and the opening of Federal Parliament in 1901. The best way to see it is with a guided tour (it's the only way unless there's a show on there) and it's well worth the effort. They leave from the Melbourne Museum at about 2pm most days but you should check in advance because it can change. The tour is about an hour and you'll get to see everything inside and learn a lot about the history and design.
  • This building has to be seen to be belived it is just a really beautiful building we went to GABS at this building and it just adds to the atmosphere of the event toatlly worth going for a look it was how buildings were done 100 years ago
  • World Heritage building, notable Victorian Architecture. Surrounding gardens are very nice. Used for conventions, exhibitions and large scale functions. It is well worth walking around the exterior.
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