Wartime stories from the Royal Exhibition Building
During World War II, the building was occupied by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), as a barracks and training base.
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 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 – Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung
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Lecture: If These Walls Could Talk
Senior Curator Michelle Stevenson tells some lesser-known stories from Royal Exhibition Building.
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