The Old Treasury Building is one of Melbourne's finest 19th century buildings. Visit this exciting museum, showcasing the history of Melbourne and Victoria.

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

Old Treasury Building is currently recruiting Volunteers!

Applications close Friday 23 February. Find out more through the link above.

A Nation Divided: The Great War and Conscription- On display until December 2018

The debate over conscription during the darkest years of the Great War has been described by some historians as the most bitter, divisive and violent ever to consume the nation.


  • Alfred Deakin

    Discover the man who was Alfred Deakin! The second Prime Minister of Australia (also the fifth and seventh), Alfred Deakin was one of the leaders towards Australia’s federation. As Solicitor-General and Minister of Public Works, Mr Deakin’s office was inside the Old Treasury Building. Pa...

    22 February at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Colonial Melbourne No 7 – North West CBD

    In this walk, part of our popular colonial walk series, we explore the North-West corner of the CBD. Along the way we will pass by old warehouses, fine government buildings and quaint structures like Russell House one the CBD’s oldest residences. The walk will finish at the RACV City Club.

    4 March at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Podcasting History

    Two history podcasters will play and discuss recent history podcasts, and consider the nature, significance and impact of this burgeoning media for making and sharing histories. Emma Lancaster is an award-winning multi-platform journalist and Executive Producer of two podcasts for the Australian Ce...

    6 March at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM