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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 3 days ago

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

Thank Daveborport
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank liketotravel619
Reviewed 6 days 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

Thank AL1873
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Barton G
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Jay R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank drjyoharsh
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This building was used as Australia's first Parliament! It was also the location of the world expo when Melbourne was one of the most successful cities in the world due to the recent gold rush. A classic 1900's Melbourne building with a beautiful facade in...More

Thank Jon Y
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

There is a bit to do here from an IMAX theatre to a museum. The gardens are nice to wander around in, with a pretty spekkie water fountain out the front. It’s great in spring with some fabulous landscaping works. Don’t need too long here...More

Thank Frank154
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This building has it all, wonderful old world charm and architecture. Built by David Mitchell the (father of Dame Nellie Melba) in the late 1800's. Absolutely full of Australian history. Set in the beautiful Carlton gardens. It is a 10 minute walk from Melbourne CBD....More

Thank Glen W
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a very iconic building, situated in a large gardens area adjacent to the main city center. It dates back to the early 1900's and was the site of the first Australian Parliament. This was prior to Canberra being selected as the permanent site,...More

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Julie P
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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
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