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Visit Melbourne’s favourite shopping destination where you can wander the heritage sheds for an authentic local experience. Uncover a variety of clothing, jewellery and souvenirs, and taste the atmosphere of the meat, fish and deli halls.
In its 139 years, Queen Victoria Market has had a colourful and sometimes controversial history. During that time, the site has been a cemetery, a livestock market and a wholesale fruit and vegetable market. Each of these operations has its own history and an element of controversy.
The Queen Victoria Market was officially opened on 20 March 1878, a range of markets having operated from the site in varying forms prior to that date.