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
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

Christmas at the Old Treasury 2018

Immerse yourself in a time gone by! Visit the Old Treasury Building’s annual Christmas display from the 1920s.

Closes 6 January 2019.

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!


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    24 January, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    28 January, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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