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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

What a waste, this magnificent building is a huge part of Australia's heritage, yet it remains locked.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Krisherron
Reviewed 6 days ago

When the, now famous/infamous "Jeff's Shed" adjacent to the Crown Casino was built (Melbourne Exhibition Centre) on South Bank, it was to replace this beautiful old gem. It is still used for smaller exhibitions and is still the centre-piece of the annual Melbourne International Flower...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mace1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the must-see's in Melbourne. Fantastic, large gardens that make you forget you're just on the edge of the CBD. The Royal Exhibition Building in the centre, with its fountain, is just glorious. The museum is also in these gardens. Avoid the opposite side...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank zoec843
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Have to been to many functions at the venue including a grand ball, and we attend the garden show which is a great day out.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank walshiemj
Reviewed 6 January 2019

We visit here offen for special events. Love going to Dog lovers show and Melbourne flower and garden show. Always easy to get to and very clean and tidy. All events are very well run.Great for Melbourne

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank diamondphoenix28
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

With its domed roof and cruciform layout all in sandy coloured stone this royalty approved exhibition hall is well worth a look , the gardens are lovely and being next door to the super modern museum it provides a great contrast.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MattwalesNorthWales
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Rightly the first building in Australia to be awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Hosts the Melbourne Flower Annually. Worth a look after visiting Melbourne Museum and the gardens

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 28 December 2018

This nice looking building was designed in 1879 and is next to the Melbourne Museum. It was not open when we visited so only saw it from the outside. Is in Carlton Gardens which is a very nice place to walk.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 184DonP
Reviewed 23 December 2018

I’ve been here a few times but always for MIFGS. This is a spectacular building with interesting interpretive signage which details a bit of the history of the place.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Holiday255068
Reviewed 12 December 2018

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
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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