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.
As our gallery spaces are small, we strongly recommend that fitted face masks are worn in the building.
Please note: the beautiful Old Treasury Building will be hidden under scaffolding for the remainder of 2022 to provide access for required conservation works.
10am - 4pm
Sunday - Friday
General visit FREE (self-guided)
School and guided tours by appointment. Fees apply.
20 Spring Street
Miniskirts & the Unravelling Rag Trade
Free online talk Thursday October 13 at 11am!
The youth movement of the 1960s refocused an industry, but would ultimately lead to the demise of Australia’s clothing manufacturing.
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.
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!