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The Royal Exhibition Building

4.6/5
106 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    Exhibition
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Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
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Phone: +61-3-93924800

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The famous Royal Exhibition Hall is one of Australia’s World Heritage Sites. The Exhibition Hall is adjacent to Melbourne’s Central Business District. At that time, the exhibition hall was built to hold the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880-1881. In 1901, the opening ceremony of the first Australian Parliament was held here. In the 20th century, a small part of the building and the side pavilions were demolished by fire.

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  • Oldjack
    Oldjack
    Noosa Heads
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    Magnificent Heritage Listed Building

    Reflecting the wealth and pride of Melbourne in the latter half of the 1800's this building sitting on a 26 Hectare site in the Carlton Gardens was built between 1879 and 1880 as part of the Internat...

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  • 619jeffry
    619jeffry
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    Australia's largest heritage bulding

    The Royal Exhibition Building is 150 metres (500 feet) long, making itf the largest heritage building in Australia. It ws built in 1879-80 for the Melborne International Exhibition, which was a showpi...

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  • KarenM1_10
    KarenM1_10
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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    Beautiful building

    We took the City Circle Tram and then walked to get to this building. It was quiet a distance from our hotel and frankly not worth the trip. The building is beautiful and we saw a portion of the int...

    Reviewed on /Date(1586568516000+0800)/
  • dkevan2020
    dkevan2020
    Madrid
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    A building protected by the UNESCO World Heritage Program-

    I had the incredible luck to turn on one of the days when there were no other events on! Consequently the marvellous guided visit was very complete! Apart from being a beutiful building the commentary...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583307217000+0800)/
  • CathyGri
    CathyGri
    Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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    A beautifully preserved building

    Constructed for the Great Exhibition in the 19th century, this building is of a feat of architecture. It is not always open to the public but the day we visited Melbourne Museum, you could pay for a ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1581993996000+0800)/

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Introduction

The Royal Exhibition Building, the only Australian architecture listed on the United Nations World Heritage, was designed for international exhibitions held in Melbourne from 1880 to 1888. The building, with its overall Byzantine style, incorporates Italian Renaissance architectural elements. This important cultural landmark survived in the 1960s, when many people suggested it be dismantled because of years of erosion, and later voted down the proposal by the margin of one vote.
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