Carlton Tourist Attractions
Carlton has many attractive Victorian houses. It has a concentration of Italian immigrants and often a genuine Italian atmosphere, particularly in Lygon Street.
At the northeast corner of central Melbourne, on the north side of Victoria Street, are Carlton Gardens, in the center of which is Royal Exhibition Building.
Royal Exhibition Building
The Royal Exhibition Building was designed by David Mitchell, father of the opera singer Dame Nellie Melba, for the 1880 international exhibition. It was then the city's largest building, and with its 60m high dome is still one of Melbourne's principal landmarks. The Victorian Parliament met here from 1901 to 1927 while the Houses of Parliament were occupied by the Commonwealth Parliament.
The collection of Museum Victoria is spread throughout three museums; Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks Musem and Melbourne Planetarium, and the Immigration Museum.
Address: Box 666E, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia
Scienceworks Museum & Melbourne Planetarium
The Scienceworks Museum features a variety of science and technology related exhibits. The Melbourne Planetarium is adjacent to the museum.The museum is part of the same neoclassical complex as the State Library, which has a reading room of the same form and size as that of the British Library in London.
The Immigration Museum features exhibits discussing the history of immigration to Australia.
The Melbourne Museum features a variety of exhibits on a range of subjects. The museum has exhibits ranging from dinosaurs to agriculture to modern science.
University of Melbourne
The core of the University of Melbourne (founded 1853) is a square ivy-clad building in neo-Gothic style. Trinity College was added in 1872, followed by 11 other colleges. Wilson Hall (1950) occupies the site of an earlier building of 1874 which was destroyed by fire.
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