We are committed to making our building, collections and exhibitions accessible to as many visitors as possible. Prepare for your visit with information about access and facilities at Royal Exhibition Building.


Our car park contains a number of accessible parking spaces on level P2 including pram parking, however please be aware that our car park entrance has a height restriction of 2.15m. Accessible parking for vehicles over this limit is located on Rathdowne Street.

Parking information

Public transport

There are a number of ways to get to the Royal Exhibition Building by public transport:

  • Tram: Tram route 86 or tram route 96 to Stop 11 Melbourne Museum, corner of Nicholson and Gertrude Streets. Please visit the Yarra Trams website to assist with your access options. The free City Circle Tram goes to Victoria Parade, which is one stop before the Melbourne Museum.
  • Train: If catching a train get the city loop train to Parliament Station, which has lift access to the top of Lonsdale Street. Please visit the Metro trains website to assist with your train commute. Melbourne Museum is two blocks from Parliament Station.
  • Bus: Bus routes 250, 251 and 402 to Rathdowne Street.

Dome Promenade tours

Tour participants will meet their tour guide at the meeting point in the Melbourne Museum foyer before travelling a short distance across to the Royal Exhibition Building.

All three levels of the Royal Exhibition Building (basement, mezzanine and lower promenade) are wheelchair accessible via a lift. The fourth level, the upper dome promenade, is not wheelchair accessible and requires participants to climb around 20 steps.

From there, there are additional stairs required to travel around the entire upper promenade to see a 360-degree view. Both the upper and lower promenade are outside and exposed to the elements.


If you'd like to talk to us about a group with particular access requirements, or if you need more information about accessibility at the Royal Exhibition Building, please contact our bookings office on 13 11 02.

If you would like to provide feedback around accessibility at Museums Victoria, please email [email protected].

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