December 18, 2004
The town's surveyor, William Beyon Downe, designed this building in 1861, containing 22 stalls between the arches. His design proved to be so successful and popular that other nearby towns wanted to copy its design.Castlemaine State Festival takes place over ten days in April in odd-numbered years. In odd-numbered years, Castlemaine’s district garden lots are open to visitors during the Festival of Gardens, which takes place during the Melbourne Cup week in November.The building is available for booking functions. Phone: (03) 5471 1795Castlemaine Tourist Information Centre is resident here.
Open daily 9am-5pm Phone: (03) 5470 6200; Toll free: 800 171 888 (within Australia only) Fax: (03) 5471 1746Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From journal MEL