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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
+61 3 8341 7777
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a bit to do here from an IMAX theatre to a museum. The gardens are nice to wander around in, with a pretty spekkie water fountain out the front. It’s great in spring with some fabulous landscaping works. Don’t need too long here...More

Thank Frank154
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This building has it all, wonderful old world charm and architecture. Built by David Mitchell the (father of Dame Nellie Melba) in the late 1800's. Absolutely full of Australian history. Set in the beautiful Carlton gardens. It is a 10 minute walk from Melbourne CBD....More

Thank Glen W
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a very iconic building, situated in a large gardens area adjacent to the main city center. It dates back to the early 1900's and was the site of the first Australian Parliament. This was prior to Canberra being selected as the permanent site,...More

Thank Lindsay S
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We always visit the museum with the kids whenever we're in Melbourne. Amazing exhibits and very educational for the kids and all of us.

Thank HennaGoddess
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We just saw the outside of the building during a walking tour of Melbourne. It is a very beautiful building with an interesting history. Worth a look

Thank chasetravelers
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I attended the REB as part of the Finders Keepers market recently. This was also a place I sat my exams for uni. The building is architecturally stunning, but what interests me most is its interior, and the paintings on the walls, as well as...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Amazing architecture that makes a perfect spot for photos. Best time to visit is when all the trees are blossoming.

Thank Millieb5
Reviewed 10 July 2018

pleasant gardens to walk through during the day. The building its self is quiet big and holds various events throughout the year.

Thank dimnjp
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Dog Lovers Show is held here each year and the venue is perfect for it! the lower level has commercial stalls while the upper level has the breed stalls -- all have access to refreshments and toilets, amidst the fabulous wall paintings and history of...More

Thank MarionSpinner
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

I have been to countless expos at this venue and they are always fantastic. Absolutely seamless in set up. The building it's self is stunning and a beautiful landmark. The gardens surrounding areas lovely to stroll through too

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Also comes up on the front page of their website: TA won't allow me to post the website but enter what I wrote above into google and you'll get the same answer on at least 3 sites!
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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