16The Melbourne Athenaeum
Address: 188 Collins Street, Melbourne
Opening Hours: 10am to 4pm- Saturday and Sunday
What's Open: Visitors may tour around the original 60,000 volume Athenaeum Library, the reading room on the mezzanine floor, the foyer as well as the exhibition 'The Melbourne Athenaeum in Pictures'. Book sculptor Nicholas Jones is also in residence, and the Athenaeum Theatre may be open for the public outside of performance times.
Special Note: Limited lift access
Frequency Of Tours: Self Guided Tours
Building Type: Cultural Buildings Library
Year Built: 1842; 1886; 1924
Architect: Smith & Johnson
Tram Stops: Stop 11: Swanston Street and Collins Street on routes 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72
Stop 6: Town Hall and Collins Street on routes 31, 48, 109 and 112
See the home of the oldest public institution in Victoria.
Included on either the Victorian Heritage Register, Heritage Council. Classified by the National Trust, Australia (Victoria) or included on the CIty of Melbourne Heritage Overlay
Lines Expected, Arrive Early
Good for Kids