Celebrating 140 years of a Melbourne Icon
The World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building has been a leading character in the story of Melbourne for 140 years.
Royal Exhibition Building and protection project
Opening in 2021, the REB is undergoing conservation works. Read about the project here.
Royal Exhibition Building respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Country on which we stand, and we pay our respects to First Peoples across Victoria and Australia.
Language – Boonwurrung and Woi wurrung
Museum at Home. Always open.
Our doors may be closed but our hearts and minds remain open and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Help fund education programs, scientific research and the preservation and exhibition of precious items in the State Collection.
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An invaluable record of Victoria's environmental and cultural history.
Museums Victoria Store
Keep little hands busy with museum puzzles, toys and activities.
Visions of Colonial Grandeur
Explore the history of Melbourne's International Exhibitions through the stunning art collection of 19th-century businessman John Twycross.
Royal Exhibition Building Collection
The Collection of more than 5,000 objects reflects all aspects of the building's history.
Lecture: If These Walls Could Talk
Senior Curator Michelle Stevenson tells some lesser-known stories from Royal Exhibition Building.
You won't miss a day at your museums! All active and new memberships will be extended for the period that the museum remains closed.
You'll also get access to our Just for Members area featuring live Zoom events, museum expert Q&As, activities, puzzles, downloadable Zoom backgrounds and more!