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Completed in 1870, the Melbourne Town Hall is at the heart of the city's cultural and civic activity, hosting theatre, weddings, receptions and exhibitions. So many of the decisions that have helped shape Melbourne were made within the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Corner Swanston Street and Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9658 9658
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a concert on remembrance day (100 years since the end of WW1) and were very happy with the acoustics in the vast space of the auditorium at the heart of the graceful old building. The structure has a great deal of history and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GraemeBird
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building covers an entire block and is designed according to the second empire style. When there are no special functions it can be visited inside. On the corner there is a small information office, but not much information.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank huys25
Reviewed 1 week ago

The town hall is definately worth a visit when your in the area. Looks good on the outside but is full of historic stories inside. Good idea to take a guided tour , we did the tour with Jill who was very good, she has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank roy v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped in at the town hall behind st Paul's church and learned that there are guided tours at 11am and 1pm for 10 people each. The management was gracious to accommodate us. The tour was conducted by an elderly gentleman who gave us the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ajeet N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Construction of Melbourne Town Hall began when Melbourne was one of the world's richest cities, buoyed by the wealth of gold mined in its hinterland. By the time the hall was actually opened in 1870, the gold was beginning to peter out. This ornate building,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent example of early Australian architecture , try to visit when there is a function on , but worth a visit if in Melbourne

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not obvious when you see the stairs at the grand entrance, that disabled access is also available. There is a little door just to the left and a doorman to direct you. Down a slope takes you to a lower level and from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank platypus150
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Again a large building reflective of the wealth of the Gold Rush. Now used for performances such as the comedy festival. In reality worth a quick look from the outside. Inside somewhat dated.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tomfrombrunswick
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Melbourne Town Hall is a gorgeous Neoclassical historical building constructed in the 1860's. Its located on the corner of Swanston and Collins Streets in the CBD. Its definitely worth a stroll around just to check out the architectural features.

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Ellemay
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Nice looking building started in 1874, rebuilt in ~1925 after a fire. Kind of Roman inspired architecture, right across the street from the Manchester Unity building which is Art Deco Gothic, so quite the architectural mix at that intersection.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 184DonP
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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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