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Interesting place

The architecture of this place is beautiful and the museum very 8nteresting. It is surrounded by... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lynne L
Wales, United Kingdom
Museum was fascinating!

Loved the glass dome created around the Coops Shot Tower. The museum entrance is located inside... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Pokolbin, Australia
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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
Central Business District
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The architecture of this place is beautiful and the museum very 8nteresting. It is surrounded by shops so a good play to visit on a day out in the city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lynne L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is hidden inside the RM Williams store. Takes a bit of finding. There are the story-boards that explain what it did, but you don't get to see much. The lack of access to the Tower was possibly due to public liability and emergency egress...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TerryNewEnglandNSW
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Loved the glass dome created around the Coops Shot Tower. The museum entrance is located inside the R.M.Williams store. Interesting to learn all about it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SuzieLock
Reviewed 2 August 2018

I love the architecture here is lovely to look at with old brick detail. You can see the dome as from lots of different view points in Melbourne which looks nice as well. It is nice to look at whilst walking through Melbourne Central and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EleanorBall
Reviewed 7 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 784ksll
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank acoton
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Central Business District
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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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