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Heritage buildings

Find reminders of Melbourne's rich past in the many historic buildings and monuments across the city. Visit heritage listed churches and majestic cathedrals of many faiths.

First settlers

See the striking interiors of the World heritage listed Royal Exhibition Buildings and hear tales of prison life in Old Melbourne Gaol. Discover Melbourne's maritime past, then stop by beautiful Fitzroy Gardens to see the reconstructed Cooks' Cottage – childhood home of Captain James Cook, one of the first European navigators to chart the east coast of Australia.

Dreams of Europe

Discover the Italianate architecture of Government House and the lavish French Rennaisance-inspired Como House, or wander through lush colonial gardens at Rippon Lea Estate.

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