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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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20 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days 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
Reviewed 6 days 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
Reviewed 6 days 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
Reviewed 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Monni001
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on Spring Street, walked past a few times, on last day went in. Greeted by a friendly and wealth of knowledge staff member , explained all parts of the building. spent an hr in there but only touched the surface, could easily spend a...More

Thank Gary094
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having visited Melbourne a number of times but never having ventured to the Old Treasury Building we decided it was time to do so . On entering we were immediately welcomed by a very friendly staff member who explained the lay out of the building...More

Thank Lulu2245
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Current exhibition - Melbourne, Foundations of a City is a fascinating look at how Melbourne became the city it is today. Plenty of images from early days and the panorama comparing Melbourne of the past with what we see today. Visit the old gold vaults...More

Thank Nan90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank eglobal2015
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