Designed for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition,the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Buildinghas been a leading character in thestoryof Melbourne for 140 years.Explore the grandeurof one of the world’s last remainingPalacesof Industry.
Celebrating 140 years,Melbourne’siconic Royal Exhibition Buildingcontinues to be the place that brings people, culture and ideas together.Discover the storiesfrom the marvellousRoyal Exhibition Building.
Explore the Royal Exhibition Building in 3D
The Royal Exhibition Building, like you’ve never seen it before. Zoom in to appreciate the true beauty and extraordinary detail of this iconic building.
Part of a six day project with CyArk in 2018 over 400 LiDar scans and 11,000 high resolution images were needed to create the model.
See how architect Joseph Reed created a temple to industry using a cruciform layout. While his use of the Rundbogenstil style combined with radial fan lights, based on those from the Crystal Palace, gave the Exhibition Building a sense of grandeur and presence. Enjoy a bird's eye view of the soaring 67 meter dome which was inspired by the iconic dome of the Florence Cathedral.
Creator: CyArk with the support of Iron Mountain
The Royal Exhibition Collection of well over 5,000 objects reflects all aspects of the building's history: objects displayed at the two great International Exhibitions; souvenirs; certificates and medals awarded to exhibitors and commissioners; invitations to concerts, balls and the opening of parliament: catalogues to the International Exhibition and museum displays. The collection also contains photographs of the building from the 1880s to the present day, and other pictorial reproductions including watercolours, postcards and lithographic prints.