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Melbourne Town Hall

Address: Corner Swanston Street and Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 2004, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)3 9658 9658
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Ranked #35 of 161 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks
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Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks
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Gold Coast
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting Melbourne over the Christmas holidays you must make a point of visiting The Town Hall at night . As a thanks to the city of Melbourne the council have lit up the outside of the hall in red & green to look like a christmas present .At night at fifteen minute intervals they project images of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Here's a great idea when you're in Melbourne or having a night out as a local. Enjoy a great meal out at any one of our great restaurants, have a post dinner drink at the lobby bar at the Westin and then enjoy the light show at the town hall. A great night out and kudos to the MCC and... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

The City of Melbourne has done a fantastic job with the light show this year. Very reminiscent of Macquarie Street a few years ago during the Vivid festival in Sydney. See the photos attached and make time to visit after dark one night.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Town Hall tour is free and is timed to straddle lunch with tours each day at 11.00am and 1.00pm. Booking is essential and the number can be found in the Melbourne Official Visitor Map. The commentary is excellent highlighting the growth of the city after the Gold Rush. The Council chamber is an architectural gem of the Edwardian era.... More 

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east sussex
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the free tour of this interesting building. The lady who led the tour was really lovely and full of interesting facts. Came away with a better understanding of Melbourne history. A highlight of our Melbourne visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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292 reviews 292 reviews
190 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Like its inner-city, Boom-era counterparts, this Town Hall was designed to look solid and grandly impressive. Its façade is softened by big boxes of flowering potted plants on the footpath. Also at street level you'll find the entrance to a small exhibition space, and nearby there's a (commercial) flower seller. Take the stairs to the main entrance of the Town... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a lovely building and at Comedy Festival time is buzzing at night (March/April). There is a small gallery, free. There are postcards of scenes from the Town Hall archives. Apparently there are tours; I have not taken one of these. The Collins Street side has old style toilets - downstairs, very white tiled and clean.

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Canberra, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Beautifully ornate historic building. Paul the doorman is helpful, warm and friendly. Downstairs function room easily accessible from front door, supper room on level 3 accessible via elevators which are fairly quick, so either are fine for function hire.

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Melbourne, Australia
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751 helpful votes 751 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The town hall has free tours twice a day on weekdays, 11am and 1pm. Just head inside the glass doors to the right of the main entrance and say you would like to do a tour. You are given a pass and taken upstairs to the Mayors office, the ornate Yarra room and out onto the balcony where both Abba... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The present Town Hall was opened in 1870, designed by Melbourne's great Cornish born architect Joseph Reed who was responsible for so many buildings still in use today. It houses the main hall, a lower hall, foyers and other council and reception rooms. The 1929 Grand Organ, replacing one destroyed by fire was built by the English firm 'Hill, Norman... More 

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