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Royal Exhibition Building

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Address: Carlton Gardens | 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 8341 7777
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Description: The Royal Exhibition Building is one of the world's oldest remaining...
The Royal Exhibition Building is one of the world's oldest remaining exhibition pavilions. On 1 July 2004, it became the first building in Australia to achieve a World Heritage listing. Located in Carlton Gardens, the pavilion was originally completed in 1880 for the first of two international fairs hosted by Melbourne. On May 1st, 1901, the initial Commonwealth Parliament was held here, an event commemorated in 2001, the centenary of Australian Federation. Today, with its meticulously restored interior, expansive galleries and soaring dome, the Great Hall offers an impressive setting for trade shows, fairs and cultural and community events.
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Wonderful building

This building is wonderful to visit and is a great walk. Each time I get the opportunity to visit elbourne we enjoy a walk around the gardens to visit this spot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This building is wonderful to visit and is a great walk. Each time I get the opportunity to visit elbourne we enjoy a walk around the gardens to visit this spot.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The Royal Exhibition Hall is a rather grand building and imposing dome. A lovely place to wander and enjoy the area. It is very close to another tourist attraction, the Melbourne Museum. A great place for the family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Icon Melbourne building, a lot of history in this place, very easy to get around, spread out great, many a show has been seen in this hall over the years, easy to get too and parking not a problem

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A stunning building both inside and out, it almost felt sacrilegious to hold a expo inside it and see all those people scarfing the polished floorboards. Situated near the museum in lovely parklands you can enjoy taking in the Victorian architecture then move onto more distant history at the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Royal exhibition building is a historical land mark. With its 18th century architecture with a dome and all it stands above the rest of the buildings, especially modern I max theater and Melbourne museum right next to it. The building is huge even in modern standards and still functioning its original purpose

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

I attended for the Great Australasian Beer Spectapular. It was very well organised in this fantastic space. The building is as beautiful as a cathedral. Take time to enjoy the spacious, gorgeous interior. It has great facilities and is easy to reach. It would be nice to visit when nothing is on as it is an awe-inspiring place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Location: Just beside Melbourne Musuem and I took Tram 96 there. There are various other trams that will bring you there too. This exhibition building is only open for the daily guided tour which costs AUD 10/pax (only for the tour). It is at 2pm and it is subjected to availability. It will also be open if there are ongoing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This exhibition building is so Majestic and very beautiful. Located at Carlton Garden which is the another attraction and looks very beautiful during sunset.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I walked through the park to the south of the building on the way to the Melbourne museum. I never went inside unfortunately it seems to be a great venue for all sorts of popular events. I the sunlight it was enough to just appreciate the classical architecture and presence of the building as you walk about in the parks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had lunch at the cafe upstairs when I visited the Melbourne Flower and Garden Show. Very beautiful old building, go and visit after going to the Museum.

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Address: Carlton Gardens | 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 8341 7777
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne

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