Old Quad opens doors for all

With its iconic archways and bold architectural presence, Old Quad is the oldest building on the Parkville campus and endures as the strongest connection to the University’s fledgling years. For the past 164 years the building has adapted with each new era while standing firm in the heart of the campus both in a geographical and historical sense.

Now the Old Quad emerges from its latest reconstruction to once again provide a vibrant and welcoming campus experience. Housed within its historic walls, the newly refurbished building will host multiple displays of items from the University’s cultural collections, including a dedicated temporary exhibition space in The Treasury. In addition to collection displays, the heritage listed architectural features and historic furniture will be on view for the public to take in the early history of this original University of Melbourne building.

The Old Quad will be open to the public 10.00am to 4.00pm weekdays from Monday 6 May 2019.

Entrance to Quadrangle, University of Melbourne, c.1910. University of Melbourne Archives

Image: Entrance to Quadrangle, University of Melbourne, c.1910. University of Melbourne Archives