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Opening hours
Friday 4 Dec 10am–9pm
Saturday 5 Dec 10am–7pm
Sunday 6 Dec 10am–5pm

Royal Exhibition Building
Nicholson St
Carlton Gardens
Melbourne, Australia

Adults $2
Free for kids 12 and under
Getting to the event and accessible facilities at the venue.
Friday 4 December 2015, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 5 December 2015, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday 6 December 2015, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Royal Exhibition Building is located just north of Melbourne's CBD, next to the Melbourne Museum in Carlton Gardens. Entry via Nicholson Street and the entrance opposite the museum. View google map »

Disability Access
There is wheelchair access to the Royal Exhibition Building via the northern entrance, opposite the Melbourne Museum. The market is contained to ground level only.

Public Transport Options

Tram 86 or 96 to corner of Nicholson and Gertrude Streets
Free City Circle Tram to Victoria Parade
City loop train to Parliament Station
Bus routes 250, 251 and 402 to Rathdowne St
Free City of Melbourne Tourist Shuttle Bus to stop No.5

Local bicycle facilities include bike lanes on Rathdowne St and Canning St. There is also a shared pedestrian/bike path on Nicholson St. Bicycle racks on the Plaza provide ample bike parking just outside the front door.

by Car
Street parking
There is some street parking available in the area with 1-2 hour non-ticketed parking.

Museum Car Park

The Melbourne Museum undercover car park is open from 6.00am to midnight daily.
Enter via Rathdowne Street or Nicholson Street. Designated disabled parking is available on level P2 adjacent to the lifts.

Week day rate: $10.00 for the first hour with a maximum day rate of $40.
Weekend rate: $16.00 flat rate per day.
More information and Museum members discount parking rates »

EFTPOS/CREDit card/cash facilities
All payment options are accepted.
Many of the stallholders at The Big Design Market will have Eftpos and Credit Card facilities.

There will be seven ATM machines located inside the Royal Exhibition Building during the event.

Toilets are located on the at the Rathdowne St end of the building on the southern side and at the Nicholson St end of the building on the southern side.

Parent & Baby Facilities
Baby Change Facilities
A Baby Change Room is located next to the women's toilets at the Rathdowne St end of the building on the southern side. There are additional change facilities located in the disabled toilet located at the Nicholson St end of the building on the southern side.
Baby change tables and running water are provided.

Baby Feeding Lounge
A Baby Feeding Lounge area is available for parents with babies. A microwave is provided for bottle warming. The lounge is located
near the Baby Change Room at the Rathdowne St end of the building on the southern side.
The Big Design Market 2015 event partners:
Habitus Magazine Green Magazine Papillionaire Bicycles Sensory Lab Faire Ferments Willow Creek Winery Sofi Spritz