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Royal Exhibition Building

Carlton Gardens | 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 8341 7777
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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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Carlton Gardens | 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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"beautiful building"
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"melbourne museum"
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"flower show"
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

The architecture was remarkable. Well maintained. Gardens well maintained. Pity it was closed, but enjoyed it. Set in beautiful parklands.

Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is one of my favourite buildings in Melbourne. Loads of history with a beautiful architecture and a gorgeous interior. Beautiful for a wander at your leisure. A peaceful way to spend some time

Thank Lyn S
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to walk around and enjoy the park and the view of the building from the park. There's a reason why it's the most used place for weddings, and it's because it's one of the best areas in Melbourne. No need to spend...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Well worth a quiet walk through the gardens and if you can get inside the building it is amazing. Has a flower show each April in the gardens

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

We did the guided tour of the Royal exhibition centre and it was excellent. $10 45mins -1 hour, with discounts for children/concessions. Very much worth the fee and the time. The building is beautiful from outside and also stunning inside. Such a great and rare...More

Thank Kirsten M
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

The Royal Exhibition Building is a very beautiful building. It is quite old, as it goes back a very long time, and as soon as you set eyes on it you just fall in love with it. It is built in a lovely park and...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Building is beautiful and there is a relaxing park next to it as well. Perfect for a small break after walking around.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We toured this building because it was open for an art and craft exhibit. The show as great and the architecture outstanding. Very Victorian

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing park so green and well conserved The building in the middle of the park is outstanding with its with color that create an amazing contrast with the green of the grass

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This building now has a World Heriitage listing. Was originality built as a tempory building for a world exjibition in 1880's. Was the place in 1901 that Australia was given it's own Government by the British. It is still in use today and tours can...More

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Tina T
12 February 2018|
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Response from lynecancook | Reviewed this property |
Hi I would check as they do hire this out for day time events which run for 2 to 3 days at a time. Lyne
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Barbara H
20 March 2017|
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Response from Umma1709 | Reviewed this property |
I think you've asked this question in the wrong place. Try asking on Hotel Jen Penang. Sorry can't help you there, I thought this would be relating to the actual royal exhibition building...
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