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Completed in 1870, the Melbourne Town Hall is at the heart of the city's cultural and civic activity, hosting theatre, weddings, receptions and exhibitions. So many of the decisions that have helped shape Melbourne were made within the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Corner Swanston Street and Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9658 9658
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the old building - very historical, and easy to walk to. Close to the trams, and shopping. Old Melbourne must have been great to have all the historical buildings preserved.

Thank nzbc2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a building that is suppose to be for the people it's very hard to go inside and check it out in any capacity.

Thank SronGyu
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Another architectural delight in the centre of Melbourne. You can also get a free tour here to learn about the political history

Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I attended several events (corporate & university) at the Town Hall. Honestly, I did not spare a thought of seeing anything.

Thank intjpk
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I have been here for public meetings and for concerts. There is a large organ in the main hall. For practical reasons it is worth a visit to buy the old postcards and visit the public toilets. The building is accessible, but it is not...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

It was great tour! Free tours of Melbourne's historic Town Hall give me the chance to learn about the architectural, social and political significance of this impressive 19th-century building. You need to book online in advance.

Thank KeikoA128
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Interested in the early history of Melbourne? Visiting the town hall is one way of learning about its early days. One special highlight was to go out on to the balcony where The Beatles waved to the crowds below in Swanston Street on their 1964...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

It is right out of Town Hall station. I was lost there. My host had warned me. Something like people who always live in North Hemisphere are most like to be lost in Southern Hemisphere.

Thank AtulB274
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Beautiful historic building, great architecture, liked the pillars and the tower. Worth a stop when you hop on and off the circle tram.

Thank DDR1234
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Beautiful old building- comes alive in April for the Comedy Festival. They have free guided tours too. Worth a look if exploring Melbourne. Right in the heart of the CBD it's another stunning old building that are scattered around Melbourne's streets.

Thank Kerryn72
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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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