Full marks to Cazzie. She guessed where I was by the photo I posted back here.
I had a poke around the Fire Station Museum at Eastern Hill. Some nice old fire engines there. The photo showed the magnificent old board room of the Melbourne Fire Brigade.
The museum is a work in very slow progress. I would have liked to gone up in the tower and seen some other bits of the building that are not accessible to the general public.
While I highly recommend the Victorian Police Museum, which is free entry, I could just recommend the Fire Museum if it was free. At $9 for adult entry, the price is steep.