Royal Exhibition Building

Landmark 19th-century exhibition centre, topped with a dome, and set amid landscaped gardens.

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Royal Exhibition Building - Convention center in Melbourne, Australia

Iconic Victorian centre for events

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🏆 Trophies

This place has been awarded with 8 trophies in the following categories:

№ 29 Most Reviewed Tourist Attraction in Melbourne
№ 20 Top rated Museum in Melbourne
№ 7 Most Reviewed Museum in Melbourne
№ 15 Most Reviewed Park in Melbourne
№ 19 Top rated Lake in Melbourne
№ 5 Most Reviewed Lake in Melbourne
№ 17 Top rated Sights & Landmark in Melbourne
№ 17 Most Reviewed Sights & Landmark in Melbourne


9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia


Rating on Google Maps

4.60 (3577 reviews)

Historical data


  • 5Leigh M. 1 year ago
    What's not to love with this elegant building.

  • 5Víctor F. 1 year ago
    Amazing place! White night totally worth it

  • 5Sarah M. 1 year ago
    Beautiful old building

  • 5May P. 1 year ago
    The architecture is sublime

  • 5Alannah J. 1 year ago
    We attended the flower show here and was a perfect venue. The gardens are lovely the the architecture is amazing.

  • 5A V. 1 year ago
    the gardens are lovely. Really pretty the flowers are amazing. the gardeners deserve credit. they have orchestrated the gardens to be really pretty all year round. The grounds are very clean Plenty of room to roam more toilets would be nice

  • 5Lyjing l. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Renovate for a while (Original) 整修一段時間

  • 5Christine J. 1 year ago
    Very spacious

  • 5David D. 1 year ago

  • 5Aaron D. 1 year ago
    Beautiful building, immaculately maintained and a great venue for events

  • 5J. 1 year ago
    A very grand building inside and out ? lovely Parklands

  • 5Nicole N. 1 year ago
    gorgeous historical building, and a lovely events venue

  • 5Matt W. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Assemble (Original) Koota

  • 5John W. 1 year ago
    Went to the pet show a while ago. This is a great versatile building

  • 5Omar A. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) A wonderful place in Melbourne (Original) Un lugar maravilloso en Melbourne

  • 5Edna H. 1 year ago
    Loved it . A must to see for young and old

  • 5Anastasia V. 1 year ago
    Spacious historical building, once of a kind in Australia. Perfect conference venue!

  • 5BigDazza Big D. 1 year ago
    Fantastic location amazing old building great surrounding features too

  • 5Spare P. 1 year ago
    The wife goes there to meet new men... Heartbroken

  • 5Belinda W. 1 year ago
    Came here for the dog lovers show. Such a beautiful building and gardens.

  • 5Adam G. 1 year ago
    This is a beautiful old building, steeped in history and built in 1879-1880 as a ‘Palace of Industry’ to host the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880–81. This exhibition was the greatest show the city had ever seen, and attracted over one million visitors. In 1888, it was the venue for the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition to celebrate a century of European settlement in Australia. Then on 9 May, 1901 it was the venue for the opening of the first Parliament of Australia and subsequently, for some 25 years up until 1927, it was the venue for the Victorian Parliament. In 1919 it became an emergency hospital for influenza epidemic victims and during the Second World War it was used by the RAAF. It's had many varied uses since then including hosting a number of events during the 1956 Summer Olympics as well as the venue for State High School Matriculation and for the Victorian Certificate of Education examinations. It also once housed the Melbourne Aquarium and was regularly used for weekly dances in Melbourne. In 1981 it was the venue for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. It has also been the venue for many boat shows, car shows and other regular home and building industry shows including the annual Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. The Royal Exhibition Building is definitely deserving of its status. I love it's grandness and also the small details and ornate architecture. A visit to this majestic building is highly recommended.

  • 5Astrid Del V. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) beatyful (Original) Beatyful

  • 5Asha B. 11 months ago
    All time favorite place for me

  • 5Sandeep K. 11 months ago
    The World Heritage Site is very well maintained and surrounded by beautiful Carlton Gardens. My all time favourite place for a scenic walk!!

  • 5amit m. 10 months ago
    It's a beautiful place to take a walk, run or just simply sit and chill.

  • 5Neil P. 10 months ago
    Gosh this is a beautiful building

  • 5Sammir A. 10 months ago
    Go see for ur self

  • 5Alexandra C. 1 year ago
    The building looks stunning and the surrounding is sort of serene. It is opposite of Melbourne mesuem. Love the smell of wood inside the building.

  • 5Garry P. 1 year ago
    One of my favorite buildings in Melbourne. Great architecture, wonderful history (Australia's first parliament sat here before they built Canberra)and of course this grand old building is great for photos. Close by is IMAX theater and The Melbourne Museum.

  • 5Janette F. 1 year ago
    I was an exhibitor at the Cat Lovers Show and took with me a 12 week old kitten - she was amazing, for the 2 days her name was Lily as she was up for adoption. Lily was loved by the staff Volunteers attendees and Public that attended the Show. Exhibition Building Staff you made the Show a pleasure it was organised to perfection, I came last year but this was amazing. My Lily also made many many visits to the Pat a Cat section where she was a huge hit. I look forward to next year, thanks everybody for coming you made it a great day enjoyed by all.

  • 4Louis N. 1 year ago
    My favourite venue for car shows.

  • 4being a Dream s. 11 months ago
    Nice building with well managed architectural history

  • 4Alberta H. 1 year ago
    It's a great place to see a show.

  • 4Yatharth V. 1 year ago
    The place is Very good and nice with beautiful garden surroundings.

  • 4Eduardo R. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Very good (Original) Muy bueno

  • 4Chris S. 1 year ago
    Worth a visit. We were lucky as it was in use for an open exhibition. You need to check opening as it can be difficult to get in.

  • 4P. 1 year ago
    Lots of concrete.

  • 4Thomas H. 1 year ago
    Just a beautiful building

  • 4John Minh L. 1 year ago
    Beautiful as ever

  • 4LRO k. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) You can spend a peaceful time while taking a walk (Original) 散策中の安らぎ、穏やかな時が過ごせる

  • 4. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Autumn leaves are falling everywhere, suitable for people who like to take pictures, and if the weather is good, it is suitable for picnics, a good place to sit on the grass and read! (Original) 秋天來落葉遍地,適合愛拍照的人,而天氣好的話很適合野餐,坐在草地上讀書的好地方!

  • 3Natsu M. 1 year ago
    Huge halls, beautiful interior. Courtyard falls into the minimalistic design. Close to tram stop and Melbourne Museum.

  • 3Adrian E. 1 year ago
    This is a beautiful building. My rating is however only reflective of the Finders Keepers market and not the building or surrounding gardens. The market was very female targeted and didn't provide much for men which is a shame. I was one of the hundreds of guys walking around for clothes or accessories stalls for guys that never appeared. Disappointed, even my wife and friends said this should have been articulated better in the promotion of it.

  • 3luna l. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) I did not know that there was a palace in that city. You put in the search engine palace in carrot city and vuala haha (Original) No sabía que existía un palacio en esa ciudad .pones en el buscador palacio en ciudad zanahoria y vuala jaja

Last updated: 2020-08-25