Melbourne City Baths:Located at 420 Swanston Street, this historical place to swim (bathe) first opened in 1860 has developed into a full health centre, with everything from massage services and health classes to gym facilities.
Old Melbourne Gaol: The prison that housed many of its most violent and notorious prisoners and was a place of execution for a number of them, as well as the Old Magistrates’ Court. Is the place haunted? Find out for yourself. Old Melbourne Gaol.
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Storey Hall: a multi-function venue, with a lecture theatre, seminar or conference rooms and a large auditorium. Located at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).
State Library: The State Library, with the main hall located under a large glass dome, also houses artworks and archival history related to the history of Victoria and Melbourne. 328 Swanston Street State Library of Victoria.
The Wheeler Centre: Dedicated to the power of ideas and making public conversation an art form. With a programme of over two hundred lectures, discussions and events yearly about the arts, literature and public affairs. The Wheeler Centre.
Royal Historical Society of Victoria: Dedicated to the preservation of the history of Melbourne with changing exhibits and events. Royal Historical Society of Victoria.
QV Melbourne: This shopping centre encompasses six small laneways with an interesting mix of shops, cafés and restaurants.
Queen Victoria Market: Melbourne’s traditional market, where you can not only find plenty of bargains, but fresh fish and seafood, meat and vegetables. Open five days a week, there is also plenty of variety in imported gourmet foods as well as from all over Australia. Queen Victoria Market.
Arts House at the Meat Market: One of three venues, the Arts House at the Meat Market has performances and live art.
Bennets Lane Jazz Club: Live venue for much of the best jazz music on offer in Melbourne. Lots of changing gigs with featured artists and bands. Bennets Lane Jazz Club
Eades Place, Flagstaff Gardens, University Square, Lincoln Square and Argyle Square. Flagstaff Gardens has been a park area since 1862, the first in the city. The Flagstaff Train Station, underground, is across the street in the south west corner.
Melbourne Central Train Station: See the Train Stations Map.
In the city’s many nooks, crannies and laneways, you can find restaurants, clubs, bars and art galleries. Melbourne Laneways.
Located just north of the city centre, Carlton has been a centre for many of Melbourne’s Italian community for many years. Lygon Street, a favourite attraction for its many restaurants, including Italian of course, has others such as Indian, Asian, Steak Houses and trendy Cafés.
Home to the Carlton Football Club and the Carlton Gardens, with the Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building.
About the many and frequent tram services in Melbourne: Melbourne Australia Trams.
Victoria being a compact state, other worthwhile places to visit include:
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