Melbourne's Heritage Buildings
Royal Exhibition Building is one of Australia's finest buildings
and in 2004 became the country's first structure to be recognised
with a place on the World Heritage list.
building, which is in the Carlton Gardens next to Melbourne Museum,
were finished in 1880 for Melbourne’s first international exhibition.
was a tribute to the energy and wealth of the city, brought about
by the nearby gold rush that was among the biggest the world has
magnificent building is one of the world's oldest "exhibition
pavilions" and has been carefully restored to its former glory.
its opulent interior, large galleries and astonishing dome, the
Great Hall offers a spectacular setting for trade shows, fairs and
cultural and community events.
guided tours of the Royal Exhibition Building are available on most
days at 2pm, subject to availability. All tours depart from the
adjacent Melbourne Museum.