The Old Treasury Building is one of Melbourne's finest 19th century buildings. Visit this exciting museum, showcasing the history of Melbourne and Victoria.

The building is located on the land of the Kulin Nations. We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians, past and present.

Opening Hours

10am - 4pm
Sunday to Friday
(closed Saturdays)


General visit FREE (self-guided)
(Donations welcome)

School and guided tours by appointment. Fees apply.


20 Spring Street
Melbourne 3000

Behind the Lines 2017 Melbourne Old Treasury Building

Behind the Lines 2017- The year’s best political cartoons

Roll up, roll up! Marvel at the political cartooning spectacle that is The Three-Ring Circus – showcasing Australian cartoonists’ best takes on 2017 - a tumultuous year under the Big Top of politics.

On display until 15 October 2018.

Gold Rush: 20 Objects, 20 Stories- On display until 26 May 2019

Discover the turbulent tale of Victoria's gold rush through just 20 Objects. From intriguing archaeological artefacts, to a frilled crinoline dress, each object has an unexpected story to tell!


  • Curating the Anzac Centenaries: War, Memory and the Museum

    As the centenaries of the Great War come to an end, two leading Melbourne museum curators reflect on how museums have represented the experience of Australians at war over the last few years. As Director of Exhibitions and Collections at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance, Jean McAuslan has playe...

    13 November at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Paintings of Early Melbourne

    Discover the rare and little known paintings of Melbourne from the 1840s to the 1870s, from the Roy Morgan Research Centre Collection. These paintings, watercolours and lithographs provide an insider’s glimpse of the early beginnings of colonial Melbourne and offer an insight into the life of Melb...

    18 November at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    One event on 13 May, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on 22 June, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on 15 July, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on 15 August, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on 30 September, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on 11 October, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on 18 November, 2018 at 11:00am

    One event on 3 December, 2018 at 11:00am