Royal Exhibition Building 

 

The Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens are a surviving manifestation of the international exhibition movement which blossomed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It combines Elements from the Byzantine, Romanesque, Lombardic and Italian Renaissance styles.

Built in 1880, this historic site is one of the world’s oldest remaining exhibition pavilions. It has been used for a variety of purposes since it was first built, including as a temporary home for Parliament after the original building was destroyed by fire in 1883. Today it is used primarily as a museum and performance space.

The Royal Exhibition Building has hosted some of the most important events in Australia’s history, including the opening ceremony of the first Commonwealth Games in 1930, visits from Royalty, and live telecasts from around the world during World War 2.

The Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens are a surviving manifestation of the international exhibition movement which blossomed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It combines Elements from the Byzantine, Romanesque, Lombardic and Italian Renaissance styles.

Established in 1879 for the Melbourne International Exhibition, it is one of the world’s oldest surviving exhibition pavilions.

The Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens combine Elements from the Byzantine, Romanesque, Lombardic and Italian Renaissance styles.

Built in the 1880s, the Royal Exhibition Building has been a Melbourne favourite for over 140 years. With its cathedral-like interior and stunning Victorian architecture, it’s hard not to be impressed!

The Royal Exhibition Building is a captivating and historic  landmark, located in the heart of our city Melbourne in Victoria. Every year, visitors from all over the world come to admire its beautiful architecture and design.

As one of the world’s oldest surviving exhibition pavilsions, it has a deep place in our history. The building was designed by Reed & Barnes Architects and completed in 1880 as the country’s first international fair pavilion.

It is also rated as one of Australia’s top 100 most important historical sites by Heritage Victoria due to its incredible architectural significance.

We work hard all week long – so why not make time to relax? The Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens are now open for everyone to enjoy. There are many activities on offer that suit all ages – from croquet to cooking classes!