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Address: 76 Mosman St, Charters Towers, Queensland 4820, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 3223 6666
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Built to a design by Mark Cooper Day as the Royal Arcade, the Charters...

Built to a design by Mark Cooper Day as the Royal Arcade, the Charters Towers Stock Exchange operated here from 1890 until 1916. The building houses many local Charters Towers businesses and the National Trust of Queensland Don Roderick Art Gallery. A rare example of an arcade in Queensland, one with architecture adapted to climate and well-liked for its scale and barrel-vault entrance, the Stock Exchange Arcade is indicative of the rise and fall of fortune on the nineteenth century goldfield.

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Before it's time

A beautiful building cleverly 6 little stores with a glass common roof. The Assay museum is at back.

Reviewed 7 January 2017
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

A beautiful building cleverly 6 little stores with a glass common roof. The Assay museum is at back.

Thank PetefromKooralbyn
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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507 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

An amazing history. Beautiful breezeway, lots of tables to enjoy a cup of coffee, and or lunch. The architecture is beautiful, the atmosphere so peaceful, yet it's right on the Main Street. Another wonderful building in Charters Towers.

Thank Maggie F
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This was where the original stock exchange was, it is now a lovely arcade with coffee shops ,souvenir shops , secondhand book shop etc . It has information panels detailing the history, a lovely place to visit

Thank Denise G
Taree, Australia
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

An absolutely magical piece of early Australian architecture, paid for by the gold rush, go to the art gallery upstairs which gives a great view of the building as it was if you use your imagination, it also gives a different perspective of some of the other pieces of architecture that was built about the same time such as the... More 

Thank David F
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

The old arcade was the stock exchange and in its tine did 2 calls a day and I believe this has never been done at any other exchange, 3rd exchange in Australia or was it number 4?

Thank Mike P
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Sat in the stock exchange arcade to eat lunch. It was very relaxing. Afterwards we looked about and read the history of the area. It is amazing to see it restored

Thank Bridgette L
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

A wonderful old building , built 1890 , only place open was the Coffee shop and museum , nothing else open . Sad really.

Thank Paul R
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Well restored building housing a somewhat unique history in that it was in fact a Stock Exchange in days of yore when Charters Towers was called "The World" Actual Stock Trading took place here and one can almost hear the clamour and dealings going on

Thank Robert J
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This arcade was built during the Gold Rush and became the local stock exchange, a rarity for rural Australia. Well worth a visit.

Thank Stephen-Bernie
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is a great spot to take a rest and soak in the atmosphere of the beautiful architecture. The muffin was a luxury for morning tea.

Thank Chris R

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