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“Oasis of calm in the city”

Royal Exhibition Building
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US$80.68*
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Melbourne City Full-Day Tour Including Lanes and...
Ranked #56 of 474 things to do in Melbourne
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 22 January 2018

These gardens are elegant and serene, providing an oasis of calm in the inner city of Melbourne. Well worth a visit

Thank Hendrik V
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

It is an actively used exhibition building, it's not a museum. architecture is very impressive and the surrounding garden areas are beautiful.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

A beautiful building and gardens. It would be helpful if it had some more information on the history of the building.

Thank Blitzaret
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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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