Royal Exhibition Building

This tour is of the magnificent Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne. It's one of the few such buildings surviving in the world.

Location: 9 Nicholson Street, Melbourne, Australia, in the Carlton Gardens

Built for: Melbourne International Exhibition 1880-81

Hosted: First Australian Parliament 1901

UNESCO world heritage status: 2004 (first Australian building)

Designed by: Joseph Reed

Built by: David Mitchell

Notable fact: Sydney had a similar exhibition building which was totally destroyed by fine in 1882

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