Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne

Admire the city's well preserved culture at the Royal Exhibition Building

Admire the city's well preserved culture at the Royal Exhibition Building

Royal Exhibition Building Overview

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One of the most important landmarks of Melbourne, the Royal Exhibition Building is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally designed for the purpose of holding grand international exhibitions in 1880 and 1889, the building is now a silent preserver of the old customs, art and architectural style of the city.

The Royal Exhibition Building has played many roles; till 1901 it was used for grand exhibitions. It became a part of the parliament in 1919 when it doubled up as a hospital during the First World War.

The magnificent interiors and dome, the vast galleries and the brilliant architecture of the building are also some things to lookout for. The Royal Exhibition Building is, in fact, one of the oldest exhibition pavilions in the world. Opting for a guided tour is a good way to explore the building. The tours depart from the adjacent Melbourne Museum.

  • Opening Closing Time Daily: Guided tours from 2 pm

  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

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9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053