Royal Exhibition Building

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General Information

Royal Exhibition Building is a multipurpose building in Melbourne, Australia. The building was built in 1880 to host the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880-81. It has since held various exhibitions and events such as the opening of the first Parliament of Australia in 1901. It was built to a Gothic and Rundbogenstil style with influence taken from Florence Cathedral and various French buildings. The building was heavily restored in the 1990s and 2004 it was made a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Getting there

The building is situated in the Carlton area of Melbourne. Parking is available at Melbourne Museum which is situated in close proximity to the Royal Exhibition Building, parking costs 13$ for an hour. Tram routes 86 and 96 stop close by to the building. Bus routes 250, 251 and 402 stop at ‘Rathdowne Street’ which is close to the museum.

Opening Times and Admission

You can visit the building on a tour, tours run most days at 2pm and cost 10$ for adults and 8$ for concessions.

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  • 9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
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