The spectacular pale dome of the Royal Exhibition Building rises proudly above the surrounding Carlton Gardens, announcing the prestige it has earned over more than 130 years.
Despite its age and grandeur of this World Heritage site, the Royal Exhibition Building remains in magnificent condition and continues to host a busy schedule of events and exhibitions each year. Key events include the Melbourne International Garden and Flower Show every April, the Australasian Quilt Convention, the Australian Antiques and Art Dealers event, the Australian Wedding and Honeymoon Expo and the Love Vintage Clothing Show.
The Royal Exhibition Building has hosted a share of historical moments as well, such as the first Commonwealth Parliament of Australia in 1901, and is now under the management of Museums Victoria.
Visitors can attend an exhibition or take a one hour tour of the building and surrounding gardens.
Find The Royal Exhibition Building at 9 Nicholson Street, in Melbourne’s inner-city suburb, Carlton. Public transport connections from the city centre are frequent, including the free city circle tram to Victoria Parade or the free City of Melbourne Tourist Shuttle Bus to Stop 4.
Plan your visit by checking The Royal Exhibition Building website for even schedules and tour times. Tours cost $5 for adults and $3.50 for concession holders.
The Exhibition Building is close to Brunswick Street in Fitzroy, which is an ideal place to wander and seek a drink and a snack after your Exhibition Building experience.