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Old Treasury Building

20 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9651 2233
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Sitting at the top end of Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD, the Old Treasury Building is widely regarded as one of the finest 19th century buildings in Australia.The Old Treasury building was designed by nineteen-year-old architect JJ Clark and built between 1858 and 1862.The Old Treasury Building hosts the original gold vaults where gold bullion was stored during the gold rush era, as well as rare and historic documents from Public Record Office Victoria highlighting key moments from Victoria’s history.Come and explore the intriguing gold vaults and you may earn yourself a gold license!
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  • Average9%
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“free museum” (7 reviews)
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20 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was walking around Melbourne and saw this museum building stating that is was free so I wandered in. Despite only having half the building set up as a museum there was a LOT to see. When I went in august 2017 there were exhibits...More

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and well worth a visit. The building itself is beautiful, and the different displays on the history of gold and early Melbourne is very informative . The guide we had on the day was excellent.

Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like history then you will enjoy the exhibitions in the Old Treasury Building. They focus mainly on the Gold Rush years and the development of Melbourne as a city. Very interesting and worth looking at. Don't walk past the Old Treasury Building, it...More

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to go if you want to learn more about Melbourne's history. The exhibits are fascinating. I find the old concept of upstairs downstairs part quite intriguing - the whole family living downstairs and prepping stuff for the governor and the guests.

Thank Jayme T
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Jayme T! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visually interesting and stimulating presentation of the development of Melbourne from being claimed illegally in the early 1830's ,onward to current days. It shows Melbourne as a vibrant continuing developing attractive city with its many fine buildings, museums and parks all close by for...More

Thank Hans K
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Hans K! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

FREE Admission open 10am - 4pm Sunday to Friday - fantastic, educational and interesting place to visit. Walk in, and then catch the lift down to the ground floor. Amazing history on display - the gold vaults, Ned Kelly's Armour, an old cottage underground. Displays...More

Thank julie j
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Julie! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Treasury Building is very near and accessible from Parliament Station. Catch any train within the city loop from Flinders Street Station and get down at Parliament station and you can enjoy this ancient building. It is actually free to enter. Old Treasury Building provide...More

1  Thank Titus D
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Titus D! The 'Soldier On' exhibition has since closed, but a new exhibition has spring up in its place! 'Melbourne: Foundations of a City' details the growth of Melbourne from 1835 to Federation. I hope you will be able to come...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Helpful welcoming staff who set the scene for an interesting and informative visit. Currently there is a display on bushrangers including parts of an early 19th century film on Ned Kelly

Thank mag1
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review mag1! The bushrangers exhibition 'Wild Colonial Boys' will be on display until June 2018.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friends got married there two weeks ago. Fantastic service and friendly staff to assist the whole event.

Thank Monni001
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Monni001! And congratulations to your friends!

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Loved this building, because it is imposing and is a great architectural building. It is at the top of Collins Street, so not far from the hustle and bustle of central Melbourne.

Thank debsmillen66
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review debsmillen66! You can find out about the history of the building in the exhibitions inside.

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