The Melbourne Athenaeum Inc.'s 2024 Annual General Meeting will be held at 1pm, Monday 15 April, in the Melbourne Athenaeum Library.

For more information please refer to the events page or speak to a staff member.

TODAYThe Building Today

The exterior of the building today has changed very little, apart from a veranda which was added in 1923 when Frank Talbot remodelled the large hall, building a modern theatre inside it. (See separate section about the theatre)

The Australian Heritage Commission proposed adding the building to the Register of the National Estate and this was carried out in 1980. In 1981 the building was recognised by the Historic Buildings Preservation Council, as entry number 501 in the State's Register of Historic Buildings.

The heritage organisations do not acknowledge the original 1842 building as significant, but refer to the 1886 remodelling when the front was brought to the level of the footpath and the third storey added.