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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...more
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Carlton Gardens | 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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+61 3 8341 7777
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"carlton gardens"
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"beautiful building"
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"melbourne museum"
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"gold rush"
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"guided tour"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This building was built in the year 1880. Looks incredible outside especially with the fountain out the front, wasn't able to do the tour because there was something on. Just wish they cleaned up the area outside and got rid of the crates and forklifts...More

Thank Samantha F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at a hotel across from the Exhibition gardens and after having breakfast we took our exchange daughter through the Gardens. It was a beautiful autumn morning and the fountain was going (it is not always on during the week). There was a...More

Thank KathyDavid2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended Dog Lovers show there and it was great. The venue allowed for inside and outside events. So much to look at it was great and the beautiful architecture of the building still comes through no matter what else is on show.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic building. Attended across the weekend for Dog Lovers Show and was amazed at the old school architecture. Built for a World Expo event way back in the late 1800’s I am just so impressed with it. Great photo opportunities both inside and...More

Thank bigdenw
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its worth paying the little extra to visit this beautiful building if you interested in the history of the great exhibition or just in Architecture. The guided tour we had was very informative and relaxed with a max of 20 people I think so was...More

Thank Cherie H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picturesque for photos and located near Melbourne Museum, is is accessible via the tram or a 10 minute walk from Parliament station. Again iconic for White Night festival in February in Melbourne. There are often events held here such as the Beer and Cider Festival...More

Thank ellew500
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive building in a beautiful location well worth a visit 5 minute walk from the number 35 bus stop so no excuse for not calling and having a wander in the park

Thank swift314
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks ago

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

Thank Carolyn G
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

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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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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