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“Inspiring design”

Royal Exhibition Building
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US$82.32*
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Melbourne City Full-Day Tour Including Lanes and...
Ranked #57 of 465 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 23 February 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I were walking on our way to the Melbourne Museum and were able to go inside the Exhibition building (the military was holding an expo). The combination of the structure and decoration were beautiful and would provide an inspiring backdrop to any event.

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We attended the “Bo Ho Luxe Market “ at the Royal Exhibition Building.
This was a great market , huge variety of stalls with everything from , clothing, jewellery, artwork, homewares and plants. There was also a wonderful selection of food vans.
We had a great day

1  Thank Christine W
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

My experience will be outside instead of inside the building. I love to come to this area because it is so peaceful and always nice to see the trees outside REB.

1  Thank Ronaldy O
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We were fortunate that during our stay there was a major crafts emporium and the building was therefore easily accessible to the public. The painted interior is impressive, even if the specific event which we attended was of mixed quality.

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Interesting building situated in nice gardens. Didn't see inside, but had an interesting Hot Rod meet when we visited

Thank Bob S
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