The Melbourne Club
The Melbourne Club building is of architectural significance as a rare intact example of a nineteenth-century clubhouse. It was built in 1858 in the Victorian Renaissance style. The rear garden, establised in 1858, contains Victoria's largest, and most likely oldest, London Plane Tree (Platanus Xacerifolia). The Melbourne Club is a men-only private social club (adjacent to the women-only Lyceum Club). The club has up to 1,500 members; admission being by invitation only. There is a valuable library and the basement contains an impressive wine cellar.