The Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne is amongst the oldest remaining exhibition pavilions in the world and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Located within Carlon Gardens - a site home to several other attractions such as the Melbourne Museum and Imax Cinema - the Royal Exhibition Building has a history that dates back to 1879, when construction of the building first began. It is presently host to a number of exhibitions and special events such as trade shows, fairs and community events throughout the year and is usually celebrated together with events held the Melbourne Museum - which is located just adjacent to the building. Guided tours of the Royal Exhibition Building will be available on several days, offering a closer look at some of the building's magnificent interiors, galleries and dome.
Tickets cost around $5 for adults
Guided tours are available at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on most days, subject to availability.
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
The interior of the building and the main hall
Though designated prayer facilities at Royal Exhibition Building will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, it is possible request for a private area to use during prayer times. Muslim travellers can also visit some of the several mosques in Melbourne such as the Melbourne City Mosque, Broadmeadows Mosque, Carlton Mosque, City Mosque and the Meadow Heights Mosque.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Royal Exhibition Building can visit some of the numerous Halal restaurants in Melbourne. Little Malaysia, Abdul's Halal Takeaway Food and Sawasdee Thai are just a few popular Halal eateries, with several other Indian and Middle Eastern Halal restaurants being available across Melbourne.