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

Opening Hours

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


General visit FREE
(Donations welcome)

School and guided tours by appointment. Fees apply.


20 Spring Street
Melbourne 3000

Wild Colonial Boys- Open until 15 April 2018

Discover the long history of bushranging in Victoria, with some new and little-known characters from our frontier past.


  • Melbourne in the era of Art Deco

    This beautifully illustrated lecture examines Melbourne in the twenties and thirties…the era of Art Deco as reflected in the buildings, art, fashion and much more. The lecture will complement the National Gallery of Victoria exhibition – “Brave New World” showing until October 15.

    3 October at 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Melbourne: From Village to National Capital

    In 1836 the town that would be Melbourne was little more than a scattering of tents near the Yarra. Less than a generation later it was home to 125,000 people and about to overtake Sydney as the largest colonial city. The rise of Melbourne as a New World city was the wonder of the age,

    10 October at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Paintings of Early Melbourne- October Tour

    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...

    15 October at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM