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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...more
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Carlton Gardens | 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The building and its surrounding are well worth a visit - particularly in the warmer weather when you can sit in the grounds and watch the world go by. The Melbourne Museum is right next door to it and both are easily accessible from Parliament...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ian W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building is magnificent and very historically important. Before Canberra was built, the First Federal Parliament was opened here. I think people forget that the reason this state is called “Victoria” is because of Queen Victoria. Lord Melbourne was one of her Prime Ministers. If...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hermlegal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a magnificent looking building, which reminded us of the amazing Parliament building in Budapest. The building is surrounded by the beautiful Carlton gardens with greens, ponds and a gorgeous fountain. During our visit, they were preparing the building for the Oktoberfest celebrations, so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheShis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You must visit here, try going when there’s an exhibition on. It’s so beautiful the architecture is sublime, just a stunning place to visit if your a traveler or local.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank valeriemD6484ND
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This complex is really pretty interesting and we will come back to spend more time and look through. the buildings in the future.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daveborport
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked the grounds around the building. Breathtaking building. It was beautiful and peaceful. I was there in the Fall ( August ).

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank liketotravel619
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Didn't get a chance to go inside but admired the building & its grounds outside. The building is beautiful and the grounds are a nice place to have a picnic or stroll in the afternoon

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AL1873
Reviewed 7 November 2018

With an interesting history, this building serves as an exhibition hall easily walking distance from CBD (central business district)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barton G
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Attended Motoclassica here at the lovely Exhibition Building - what an great day. This old building is worth a look in its own right, amazing place. Motoclassica was filled with beautiful cars and easily spent the best part of a day here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jay R
Reviewed 27 October 2018

As royal as it seems. Not only a fabulous place to visit but also great because of it's architecture.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Kerryn72 | Reviewed this property |
Also comes up on the front page of their website: TA won't allow me to post the website but enter what I wrote above into google and you'll get the same answer on at least 3 sites!
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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