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Large metal vats (tuns) with a metal walkway in a factory setting depict the industrial process of brewing.
Heritage listed red brick arched facades capped in a castellated style feature in the building's street frontage
The glass entry door to the museum is accessed from the walkway via 2 steps with a hand rail on each side.

Brew Tower Museum at Tribeca

George Wharton and William Pitt 1883


Founded in 1854 by a Scottish brewer, Victoria Brewery was a leader in the technological and scientific development of Australian brewing. Although the brewery closed down in 1983 and has since been enveloped into a residential development, architecturally it is the most significant and longest surviving brewery complex in Victoria.

The Brew Tower Museum is spread over three levels of the original brew tower. Signage throughout explains the production processes that took place and much of the history of brewing in the complex.

The heritage-protected street frontage features red brick arched facades capped in a distinctive castellated style. First introduced by architect William Pitt, the arches are repeated in later extensions, creating an architecturally unified complex.

What's On

Guests will be offered a self-guided tour of the old brew tower museum. The museum is spread over three levels and the operation is fully explained by pictures and signage.

Images: (1) The mash and the lauter tuns (brewing equipment) in the museum. Photo: Stuart Tolliday. (2) The heritage protected street frontage features red brick arched facades capped in a distinctive castellated style. Photo: Stuart Tolliday. (3) Museum entry point. Photo: Stuart Tolliday.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 July
Tours running every 45 minutes starting 10am. Last tour departs at 3.15pm
Running for 35 minutes in groups of 12
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Meet at the museum entry point, mid-way down the walkway connecting Albert Street and Victoria Parade.
This is an industrial site. Access is only via 100 steep metal stairs.


8 years and above


412 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002

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