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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Corner Swanston Street and Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9658 9658
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

3  Thank Ellemay
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 April 2012

What do you expect from a Town Hall? You would not want to go to the City of Melbourne just to visit the Town Hall. But if are going to the City then a quick 5'-10' visist is all it deserves. Every now and then,...More

1  Thank Kanku9
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Again a large building reflective of the wealth of the Gold Rush. Now used for performances such as the comedy festival. In reality worth a quick look from the outside. Inside somewhat dated.

Thank tomfrombrunswick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

3  Thank Ellemay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Don P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't go inside, but outside it is another of the preserved historic architectural pieces in the CBD. Worth a look from the outside.

Thank Bart C
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Loved the old building - very historical, and easy to walk to. Close to the trams, and shopping. Old Melbourne must have been great to have all the historical buildings preserved.

Thank nzbc2018
Reviewed 27 September 2018

For a building that is suppose to be for the people it's very hard to go inside and check it out in any capacity.

Thank SronGyu
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Another architectural delight in the centre of Melbourne. You can also get a free tour here to learn about the political history

Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I attended several events (corporate & university) at the Town Hall. Honestly, I did not spare a thought of seeing anything.

Thank intjpk
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I have been here for public meetings and for concerts. There is a large organ in the main hall. For practical reasons it is worth a visit to buy the old postcards and visit the public toilets. The building is accessible, but it is not...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

It was great tour! Free tours of Melbourne's historic Town Hall give me the chance to learn about the architectural, social and political significance of this impressive 19th-century building. You need to book online in advance.

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Central Business District
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
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Colleen L
30 December 2014|
Response from carol-gregGoldCoast | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to advise but the display finished on Christmas Day