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Art Deco masterpiece

Considering the Manchester Unity Buidling is almost a century old, it is in very good condition... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
Art deco is so much more interesting

Located in the heart of the CBD, it doesn't dominate like a modern skyscraper but its architectural... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RonWamberal
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Sydney, Australia
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Melbourne’s iconic Manchester Unity Building represents a rare blend of art, science, culture and commerce. As a magnificent structure, as a monument to human endeavour and as a hub of personal interaction, it has a special place in the history of...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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220 Collins St | Corner Swanston, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Going inside the Manchester Unity building was such s highlight . I took my partner for his Christmas present as he is very interested in building and architecture . The tour itself did not disappoint . Engaging and informative , so lovely to see a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering the Manchester Unity Buidling is almost a century old, it is in very good condition. It's in one of Melbourne's prime locations, at the corner of Collins and Swanston Streets. The Mancxhester Unity Building is one of Australia's finest remaining Art Deco buildings. You...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the heart of the CBD, it doesn't dominate like a modern skyscraper but its architectural style and appeal makes it more interesting.

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw some of the building on a tour that took us up from the basement through the first floor then outside to enjoy the facade. Building was built in 1932 and has some interesting history on the walls of the first floor. The facade is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm an Art Deco buff, so when I saw you could tour the iconic Manchester Unity Building, I jumped at the chance! We enjoyed a great Cheese & Wine session at 1932 Café first, then it was onwards and upwards - to travel to another...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

OMG, walking through the arcades in this building is like entering a time warp, magnificently preserved Art Deco fixtures and features which will impress even the dullest of dullards. After accidentally discovering this place I am now a regular as my fave café Switchboard is...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

I had a bit of a wander and found so many interesting features. I am amazed that they have stood the test of time and misguided renovators. The amount of detail is incredible. I especially liked the lift lobby and ground floor arcade. The escalator...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

We were given this tour as a Christmas Present - it was wonderful. I like a lot of people have walked passed the building for many years not knowing its history.. The staff at 1932 Cafe & Restaurant were very helpful & attentive to our...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

I only saw this building for the outside but it was stunning. I would have liked to enter the building but I was short of time. I believe you can tour this building at certain times

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Visited on Thursday 22nd February. It is great to see this Art Deco building still surviving and not replaced with a glass/steel structure as has happened elsewhere in the CBD.

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Firstly, the passion of Dr Kia Pajouhesh shows through the restoration of this Grand Building, he is really to be commended. The tour took us into a few places, perhaps more would have been better but it is a functioning workplace. The boardroom and the...More

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