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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“free museum” (7 reviews)
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20 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good place to learn about history, including that of Melbourne. Free. Exhibits interest young kids too

Thank eglobal2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

10am to 4pm, Free entry. You will be greeted by smiling chaperons whom will guide you through this finest 19th century building., build in the 1850s. This is a historic museum with exihibits. Its ground floor covers the Early History of Melbourne, the earliest arrival...More

Thank Texan C
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review Texan C! The vaults are one of the most exciting features of the building, glad you enjoyed them!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It makes no difference if your a tourist or live in Melbourne a look inside is a must. A absolute eye opener on our past history which most of us have no idea about. With a bonus its free. Make sure you allow plenty of...More

Thank 879dennis
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your glowing review 879dennis! We agree, there's something here for everyone! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure why we haven't visited this historic 19th century building before, with free entry! As well as being a grand building, it has some wonderful history. An excellent look at pieces of Victorian history, some black & white old movie footage and panoramas from...More

Thank Emanpee
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review Emanpee! We're a little known gem! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, use the free tram ride if you are tired, stands out at night when it is lit up. Loved it.

Thank vicpk
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review vicpk! Great to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in on a Sunday on our way to lunch. Free admission and very friendly welcome by volunteer guides. 30 - 60 minutes is sufficient to see the displays on bushrangers, the gold rush and Melbourne's growth. Particularly good use of historical photos and...More

Thank LindyLouR
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review LindyLouR! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In the 1850s, Melbourne was one of the fastest growing cities in the world. And along with that growth, came substantial neo-classical buildings like this one, built to store the gold produced by the Gold Rush. The Old Treasury Building is now a museum open...More

Thank ijerry
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review ijerry! Pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Located very close to Melbourne CBD, next to Parliament House. Can be reached via Free City Circle Tram also. Free entry. Closed on Saturdays. It exhibits old photographs, paintings, plans and some old documents about the Melbourne city from 19th century and early 20th century....More

Thank Lamindu
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review Lamindu! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

The steps and the entrance area looks amazing on sunset. It's quite small compared to my expectation. Near the fountain couples would take their pre-nuptials shots

Thank Marty M
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review Marty! Hope you enjoyed the exhibitions.

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Originally built in the late 1850's, the Treasury's purpose was to hold and secure the gold bars manufactured from the gold produced during the Australian Gold Rush. Now it is a very good museum where visitors discover the history of this great city. It's imposing...More

Thank VWriter
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thanks for your review VWriter! Melbourne has a fascinating history, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit!

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