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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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“early melbourne” (15 reviews)
“free museum” (10 reviews)
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20 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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"gold rush"
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"early melbourne"
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"free museum"
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"registry office"
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"living quarters"
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"gold vault"
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"small exhibition"
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"victorian history"
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"melbourne history"
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"renaissance revival style"
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"audio visual displays"
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"temporary exhibition"
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"spring street"
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"early days"
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"early history"
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"informative museum"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is free!! We were warmly welcomed and guided through the highlights of the exhibition. We were interested in the architect of the building and our guide was very knowledgeable, answered all our questions and then some. Thank you Old Treasury Museum for giving us...More

Thank MarilynandRoss
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Reviewed 4 days ago

While I did not get a chance to visit the interior of the building I suggest you do not miss a chance for a photo opportunity of this lovely building with all the architectural details of a gem.

Thank philipmillermd
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Melbourne many times but never thought this place would be that interesting. How wrong could I be! Was met by a staff member who was very helpful explaining what there was to see and saying goodbye when I left. On the...More

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't expect much when I stopped at the Old Treasury - but I was incredibly happy that I did. It's a lovely showcase of Melbourne from it's scratchy start to the city we now know. Plus there's gold under the floor.

Thank BohoAnna
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most see attractions in melbourne. Interesting free self guided tours available or you can join guided tour (book ahead).. The old treasury building always has interesting exhibitions on

Thank JohnG3121
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the Old Treasury Building. The historical link to the gold rush was well explained. The reconstruction of the caretaker's residence was quirky.

Thank KBofLB
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got off the tram to look at the Treasury Building and other things in the area and noticed the Musume is free. We went in. As we entered we were greeted by a volunteer who gave us a brief rundown on the layout of...More

Thank chris h
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good didplays on Australian and Melbourne history. Good exhibits, easy to read, listen or watch information. Approx. 4 rooms/display areas. Approx. 2 hours to see and experience. Staff were excellent.

Thank twyfordjones
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved visiting the Treasury Building, it is a beautiful building in itself, and has a wonderful history. We were met at the front reception by Tristram, who provided an enthusiastic and informative introduction to the museum.

Thank SesameNewJersey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to go to this exhibition for some time. In Melbourne for tennis so visited this morning. Brilliant, display is excellent and gold vaults are great to walk through. Wonderful volunteers are full of information and very helpful.

Thank LeePetering
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