Sunday, 18 June 2017


The Royal Exhibition Building is a World Heritage Site-listed building in Melbourne, Australia, completed in 1880. It is located at 9 Nicholson Street in the Carlton Gardens, flanked by Victoria, Nicholson, Carlton and Rathdowne Streets, at the north-eastern edge of the central business district. It was built to host the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880–81 and later hosted the opening of the first Parliament of Australia in 1901.Throughout the 20th century smaller sections and wings of the building were subject to demolition and fire; however, the main building, known as the Great Hall, survived. It received restoration throughout the 1990s and in 2004 became the first building in Australia to be awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, being one of the last remaining major 19th-century exhibition buildings in the world.

It is the world's most complete surviving site from the International Exhibition movement 1851–1914. It sits adjacent to the Melbourne Museum and is the largest item in Museum Victoria's collection. Today, the building hosts various exhibitions and other events and is closely tied with events at the Melbourne Museum.

This post is part of the My Sunday Best meme,
and also part of the My Sunday Photo meme,
and also part of the Photo Sunday meme.


  1. Marvellous photo in it's colors!
    Have a good new week

  2. YES! This was a splendid complex, partially because the architecture was perfectly suited to the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880–81. Squillions of people must have visited.

    But even more significantly, International Exhibition buildings were intentionally pulled down in almost every other city across the world. Sydney's was not, but it burned down eventually by accident. Melbourne's is one of the VERY few amazing Exhibition buildings preserved and even restored.

  3. Such a grand looking building, I love the colours

    Thank you for linking up

  4. It is a magnificent building and it is fortunate that it survived and is now protected #MySundayPhoto

  5. What a beautiful piece of architecture. It reminds me of Alexandra Palace in the UK

  6. That is a great shot


  7. What a gorgeous shot, and a beautiful building too! It reminds me of Alexandra Palace too! :) #mysundayphoto

  8. It truly is a magnificent building. How wonderful that it's still around and protected.


Feel free to comment, I'd really like to hear from you!
Please do not use this comment box to advertise your goods and services!