The Old Treasury Building is a unique resource for students and teachers.

A magnificent gold rush building, it reflects the growth of ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ and changing life in the city. From the basement vaults where gold was stored in the 1860s, to the elegant Executive Council Chamber, still used regularly by the Governor of Victoria, students experience one of Australia’s most beautiful and historic buildings.

Programs include the story of gold, the growth of democracy, early Melbourne, life in the city and urban environment. Programs offered are aligned to curricula for Levels 2 to VCE.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL

Programs cost $5.50 per student for a one hour class with staff. Cancellation fees apply.

Programs offered are listed below.

BOOK PROGRAM

Considers life in the colony law and order and stories of the bushrangers themselves.

This program introduces students to the use of documents visual and other historical source material.

Explore the building and discover more about 1850s Melbourne and the legacy of the Victorian gold rush.

Explore the former gold vaults to discover the story of Victorian gold.

VCE Area of Study 1 – the Port Phillip District 1830-1860.

Trace the development of the city from an isolated village to bustling city.

Investigate the founding of Melbourne from early settlement to international city.

Explore the role people have played in the development and character of early Melbourne.

Discover how gold rush immigrants helped shape democracy in the new colony of Victoria.

Discuss Federation and Melbourne as Australia’s first capital.

Identify and describe the purpose intended audience and context of the building in different contexts.

Examines family life through photographs artefacts and stories of the Maynard family.

Examines family life through photographs artefacts and stories of the Maynard family.

Discuss Federation and Melbourne as Australia’s first capital.

Explore the role people have played in the development and character of early Melbourne.

Investigate the founding of Melbourne from early settlement to international city.

Explore the former gold vaults to discover the story of Victorian gold.

This program introduces students to the use of documents visual and other historical source material.

Considers life in the colony law and order and stories of the bushrangers themselves.

Considers life in the colony law and order and stories of the bushrangers themselves.

This program introduces students to the use of documents visual and other historical source material.

Explore the building and discover more about 1850s Melbourne and the legacy of the Victorian gold rush.

VCE Area of Study 1 – the Port Phillip District 1830-1860.

Trace the development of the city from an isolated village to bustling city.

Discover how gold rush immigrants helped shape democracy in the new colony of Victoria.

Identify and describe the purpose intended audience and context of the building in different contexts.

Discover rare and little known paintings of Melbourne from the 1840s to the 1880s.

A general tour of the Old Treasury Building.