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

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!

A Nation Divided: The Great War and Conscription- On display until December 2019

The debate over conscription during the darkest years of the Great War has been described by some historians as the most bitter, divisive and violent ever to consume the nation.


  • 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...

    22 June at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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

  • The Australian Sketchbook: Colonial life and art of ST Gill

    Samuel Thomas Gill was well-known as ‘the artist of the goldfields’, his many sketches and watercolours depicting the daily life of diggers in search of that elusive metal – gold. Dr Dianne Reilly AM FRHSV, former La Trobe Librarian of the State Library of Victoria and co-founder o...

    1 July at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Introducing ‘Gold Rush: 20 objects, 20 stories’

    The new exhibition Gold Rush: 20 Objects 20 Stories presents the turbulent tale of Victoria’s gold rush through the individual stories of 20 objects. Gold was first discovered in Australia in 1851 – first in New South Wales and then in Victoria. The lure of gold was huge. It represented the oppo...

    4 July at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM