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Royal Exhibition Building

 

The Royal Exhibition Building is in Melbourne, Australia, and is right beside the Melbourne Museum.

The beautiful World Heritage Site-listed building was built in 1880. It sits in the charming Carlton Gardens, which is located north east of the central business district. The exhibition building is the

largest and arguably the most significant item from the collection of Museum Victoria.

In 1880, the building hosted the Melbourne International Exhibition, and in 1901, it was where the first Parliament of Australia opened. Several sections of the building were demolished while other wings were destroyed by fire during the 20th century. Fortunately, the main building remains intact.

The building continues to host several exhibitions and events. Most of which are closely tied with Melbourne Museumís events including the popular Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

It is also used by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the University of Melbourne, the Melbourne High School and Mac.Robertson Girls' High School as an exam hall.

The Royal Exhibition Building is among the few remaining 19th century buildings across the globe. During the 1990s, the building underwent major restoration. In 2004, the exhibition building, along with the Carlton Gardens, was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status making it the first building in all of Australia to receive the honor.

 
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