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One of my favourites

They don’t make beautiful buildings like this anymore. Easy to get too and beautiful inside and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Very Beautiful Art Deco Building.

I used to visit a dentist and a chiropractor in this building in the 1980s and 1990s. There is a... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Hoong L
Melbourne, 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
220 Collins St | Corner Swanston, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9663 5494
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They don’t make beautiful buildings like this anymore. Easy to get too and beautiful inside and out. Well worth going on tour

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 10 December 2018

I used to visit a dentist and a chiropractor in this building in the 1980s and 1990s. There is a private apartment on the very top floor. I believe there are now more dental services there. I walk past this building at least weekly. Just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Hoong L
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 1 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 184DonP
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MsLiz64
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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Daylan78
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank platypus150
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 524susana
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank joeyjoeo
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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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