Royal Exhibition Building Dome Promenade
For the first time in 100 years, visitors are invited to tour the Dome Promenade atop the Royal Exhibition Building. Full of history and of scenic views of Melbourne, this tour is great for history buffs, art lovers, photographers and all of those who enjoy beautiful scenery.
The Dome Promenade at the Royal Exhibition Buildings
Visiting three levels of the building is included in the Dome Promenade Tour.
The basement displays paintings and artefacts that go through the history of the land from before settlement through Federation and to modern day.
The Exhibition area itself with explanations of all of the murals.
The tours are small groups so there is plenty of opportunity to take beautiful photos inside the hall that are not attainable when shows are happening.
Then the third level and the most exciting, the Promenade. A truly beautiful way to see the Carlton Gardens and the city beyond.
The tour is great for older kids or kids who are interested in art or history but definitely make sure they have the attention span for a historical tour.
My kids are 6 and 11 and overall loved the tour but they both got a little bit fidgety during the historical information portion.
A decent fitness level is needed to climb the eight flights of stairs but there is an elevator available for wheelchairs or others who may need accessibility.
The only bit that is only accessible by stairs is a higher level on the promenade. There are approximately 20 stairs to reach the fourth level but it’s not necessary to go to the fourth level to have access to the spectacular views.
The Dome Promenade is outside and open to the elements to please come prepared for the weather on the day you attend.
Where: Meet your tour guide in the foyer of the Melbourne Museum 15 minutes before your tour begins. There are flags directing you to the meeting lounge.
11 Nicholson St, Carlton, VIC
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*Contributor – Clara Batton Smith
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