Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

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#7 of 74 in Parks in Melbourne
World heritage site · Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Garden
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Royal Exhibition Building is an impressive Victorian structure that is a symbol of the Industrial Revolution. Built in 1880, it was the first building in Australia to win Unesco World Heritage status. Step inside to see fine 19th-century wood- and paint-work. Australia’s first parliament met here in 1901. Now, the Renaissance-style dome and lush gardens host car shows, fairs, and live performances. To visit Royal Exhibition Building on your holiday in Melbourne, and find out what else Melbourne has to offer, use our Melbourne.
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  • I didn't see a way of entering the building just to visit, but the building and park beside it are gorgeous! 
    I didn't see a way of entering the building just to visit, but the building and park beside it are gorgeous!  more »
  • The building looks marvellous and is set in wonderful gardens, highly recommend visiting. Didn't go inside. 
    The building looks marvellous and is set in wonderful gardens, highly recommend visiting. Didn't go inside.  more »
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  • My first ever GABS and man...this venue was perfect. I loved being inside it, I love getting stuck in there with 4.5k people and most of all it was so spacious and the building itself has an aura I can't quite explain!
  • Historical and amazing artwork inside the building. I’ve been there for first time on Octoberfest in 2017, and accidentally had a job inside the building for six months. There are many beautiful histories about the victorian parliament which you could find them inside the building. It was good news when I saw they are repairing some old parts. Thanks 😊

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