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Of course the shot tower is no longer operational, and is surrounded by numerous retail outlets it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
Shot And Clock With Retail Therapy

Firstly, go just before the hour. There is a fantastic clock that is awesome to watch and listen to... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
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Coop's Shot Tower and Flanking Building are of historical and architectural significance to the State of Victoria.Coop's Shot Tower and Flanking Building are of historical significance as evidence of an early industrial process, and for their...more
Lonsdale Street | Melbourne Central, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course the shot tower is no longer operational, and is surrounded by numerous retail outlets it it still a striking example of architecture.

Thank Dencal1945
Reviewed 7 May 2018

A must to snap a shot of this architecture building within the mall, nothing much to see thou as I expected more. This building is within Melbourne Central Mall, and nearest metro will be Melbourne Central Station.

Thank Ksl L
Reviewed 9 April 2018

My husband and I loved looking at the old brick details and then the tall tower built around it. One of my favorite architecture stops of the city, and it's right across from the library - another great architecture stop. Definitely a must-see for those...More

Thank Allyn J
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Visited on Sunday 4th March. We have been here before and still find it amazing how they have incorporated a part of Melbourne's early history into a modern shopping centre. Well worth visiting if you have time.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Firstly, go just before the hour. There is a fantastic clock that is awesome to watch and listen to when it strikes the hour which was a gift from Japan. The shot tower alone is Interesting simply because it survived the wholesale destruction of most...More

Thank NannaFox
Reviewed 14 March 2018

This building is enclosed in the Central (I think) mall, behind Emporium. Go into RM Williams shop and the staff will tell you where to go. The Shot Tower was built to manufacture lead shot, which is still done in a few places around the...More

Thank acoton
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I felt like Alice in wonderland who fell down the rabbit hole, when I accessed the are through a side access shopping area. I was very surprised to see the tower when you come up the stairs. What a great piece of architecture in the...More

Thank Sven H
Reviewed 3 February 2018

The entrance is through R M Williams shop in the base of the tower up the first escalator. Tells the story of the development of Melbourne from the beginning and how the CBD developed. Knocked a lot of buildings down but thankfully not this one!...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I don’t think this attraction needs a lot of talk or attention here suffice to say if you are in Melbourne. This is a must do. The clock nearby chimes with a fantastic Australian theme on the hour uniquely Australian. Do not delay your visit.

Thank Brian E
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The shot tower was used to make lead shot for shotguns. The shot tower is made of special bricks. It was saved from demolition and was incorporated into the Melbourne Central development. The base of the tower incorporates an outlet of R M Williams, the...More

Thank Jeffry B
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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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