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Exhibition Building

Melbourne in the 1900s was a prosperous city, basking in the wealth from the richest gold rush in the world,” says Tourism Heritage. “How better to publicise the achievements and opportunities in the colony of Victoria than by hosting an international exhibition?” Now one of the world’s last remaining major 19th century exhibition pavilions, the Royal Exhibition Buildings were originally built to allow Melbourne to host the Great International Exhibition of 1880. “There’s a dazzling white façade … a dome modelled on Brunelleschi’s Florence cathedral … allegorical murals … the words “Victoria Welcomes All Nations” … and a mighty pipe organ,” says The Guardian.

Everything you need to know about the Royal Exhibition Building, from Remote Traveller.

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