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

Please note: Old Treasury Building will be CLOSED Good Friday (19 April) and Easter Sunday (21 April).

We will be OPEN on Easter Monday (22 April) and Anzac Day (25 April).

Behind the Lines 2018- on display until 23 April 2019

Behind the Lines: The Year’s Best Political Cartoons 2018 celebrates another year in Australia’s unique, vibrant and fearless tradition of political cartooning.

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!


  • Chamber pot from Mayor Smiths’ house

    They say a person is defined by their chamber pot. Well probably not, but it is easy to imagine that this would be just the style that Mayor Smith or his wife Ellen would have fancied for themselves. Athena in her chariot fueling the Smiths sense of themselves and their position in newly forming Mel...

    2 May at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • The Legacy of Gianni Versace

    The brand of Versace stands luxury, and perhaps more precisely Italian luxury fashion. Founded by Gianni Versace in 1978, Versace produces upmarket Italian-made ready-to-wear and leather accessories, along with other lines including Versace Collection (mainly in the US), Versus Versace and...

    7 May at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • The Gold Licence

    The Gold License is one of the most controversial taxes imposed during the Victorian gold rush. Find out the history of the license in this free floor talk. Part of the ‘Gold Rush: 20 Objects, 20 Stories‘ public program.

    14 May at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM