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The Old Treasury Building is OPEN!

For Victorian Marriage Registry information, please email them.

For other tenants, please contact them directly.

As our gallery spaces are small, we strongly recommend that fitted face masks are worn in the building.

Please note: step free access to the Old Treasury Building will be limited on August 18, 19, 22 and 23.
We appreciate your patience while repair works are being conducted.
Please contact us if you have any concerns.

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 - 3pm
Monday - Friday

10am - 12:30pm &
1pm - 3pm
(closed Saturdays)


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

School and guided tours by appointment. Fees apply.


20 Spring Street
Melbourne 3000

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Lost Jobs: The Changing World of Work

Have you ever heard of a ‘nightman’, a ‘scoop boy’, or a phrenologist? How about a ‘fairy tapper’, a telegrapher, a ‘dolly boy’ or a lumper? These were all jobs that were once common, but have disappeared completely. Many jobs have vanished in Victoria over the years, while others have emerged, sometimes in completely new industries. The world of work is always changing.

Exhibition now on display.

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Protest Melbourne

The right to protest is important in a democracy. In between elections, it allows citizens to express their views directly to government and the community on issues they believe to be important. This exhibition looks at some of the issues that have been important to Melbourne’s citizens over the years.

We invite you to explore our online exhibitions!