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
(last entry 3.45pm)
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


  • Browsing the shelves: Books in an exhibition

    Join Shane Carmody as he describes the story behind the books from the library to be displayed in the exhibition The Invention of Melbourne: A Baroque Archbishop and a Neo-Gothic Architect to be shown at the OTB from 31 July.  Drawn from the library of James Alipius Goold (1812 – 1886), first Cat...

    7 July at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • From Colonial Township to Marvellous Melbourne

    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,

    9 July at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Dark sides of sport

    ‘Dark sides of sport: Historical perspectives on match-fixing, bribery and corruption’ is a free seminar in Melbourne’s stately Old Treasury Building. Although the field of sport history has often focused on sport’s positive aspects, sport has always had a darker side, involving ...

    9 July at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM