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Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building

The Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building was constructed at a time of a great international exhibition movement following the Crystal Palace Exhibition in London in 1851. Designed specifically to house the Melbourne International Exhibition, it was completed in 1880 and the exhibition held the same year. It would hold another such fair in 1888.

The architect of the Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building was Joseph Reed, its builder David Mitchell and the structure was inspired by various styles, from Byzantine to Italian Renaissance.

The Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Today, it hosts various exhibitions and events.

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