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Royal Exhibition Building

Carlton Gardens | 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 8341 7777
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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 completed in 1880 for the first of two international fairs hosted by Melbourne. On May 1st, 1901, the initial Commonwealth Parliament was held here, an event commemorated in 2001, the centenary of Australian Federation. Today, with its meticulously restored interior, expansive galleries and soaring dome, the Great Hall offers an impressive setting for trade shows, fairs and cultural and community events.
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Carlton Gardens | 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

a historic monument and landmark in melbourne. surrounded by beautifuyl gardens all year.. alot of conventions are held here and weddings etc. close to city centre walking distance really but otherwise close to tram and bus

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited during the annual garden festival. The awesome old building that has so much history and character.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to this beautiful heritage building in Melbourne. A visit is worthwhile and to see the activities that take place in this beautiful buildibg

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on Sunday 4th March. What an amazing building surrounded by the Carlton Gardens. We did not go inside but have many times before when we lived in Melbourne. They sure don't build them like that anymore.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding Carlton Gardens are just a treasure. Melbourne has done such an awesome job preserving history in ways that Sydney hasn't and this building is a stunning example.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a amazing Building the Pained glass windows amazing Great viewing of Flower displays .when we went to the International & Melbourne Flower Show

Thank Kaye L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

31 members of North Queensland Garden Club spent 2 days at the Show. The outside stalls and nurseries were very good. Disappointed with the inside displays. Catering inside was very poor - ran out of food at 12.30 lunchtime!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the building is situated within expansive carlton gardens and is accessible within the free tram zone by the city circle tram. it is always possible to see locals sprawled on the grass with books and refreshments while newly weds get their wedding photos done. it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going to the Melbourne Flower and Garden Show was made all the better for it being staged in the Exhibition Building. She's the Grand Old Dame of Melbourne, and is beautiful, regardless of what's being held there.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

The architecture and murals are beautiful and the park like setting always makes it a nice place to visit. Also like the variety of events it hosts.

Thank Deb C
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Tina T
12 February 2018|
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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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Barbara H
20 March 2017|
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Response from Umma1709 | Reviewed this property |
I think you've asked this question in the wrong place. Try asking on Hotel Jen Penang. Sorry can't help you there, I thought this would be relating to the actual royal exhibition building...
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