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Completed in 1870, the Melbourne Town Hall is at the heart of the city's cultural and civic activity, hosting theatre, weddings, receptions and exhibitions. So many of the decisions that have helped shape Melbourne were made within the...more
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We attended a concert on remembrance day (100 years since the end of WW1) and were very happy with the acoustics in the vast space of the auditorium at the heart of the graceful old building. The structure has a great deal of history and...More
This building covers an entire block and is designed according to the second empire style. When there are no special functions it can be visited inside. On the corner there is a small information office, but not much information.
The town hall is definately worth a visit when your in the area.
Looks good on the outside but is full of historic stories inside.
Good idea to take a guided tour , we did the tour with Jill who was very good, she has...More
We dropped in at the town hall behind st Paul's church and learned that there are guided tours at 11am and 1pm for 10 people each. The management was gracious to accommodate us. The tour was conducted by an elderly gentleman who gave us the...More
Construction of Melbourne Town Hall began when Melbourne was one of the world's richest cities, buoyed by the wealth of gold mined in its hinterland. By the time the hall was actually opened in 1870, the gold was beginning to peter out. This ornate building,...More
It is not obvious when you see the stairs at the grand entrance, that disabled access is also available. There is a little door just to the left and a doorman to direct you. Down a slope takes you to a lower level and from...More
Melbourne Town Hall is a gorgeous Neoclassical historical building constructed in the 1860's. Its located on the corner of Swanston and Collins Streets in the CBD. Its definitely worth a stroll around just to check out the architectural features.
Nice looking building started in 1874, rebuilt in ~1925 after a fire. Kind of Roman inspired architecture, right across the street from the Manchester Unity building which is Art Deco Gothic, so quite the architectural mix at that intersection.
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.