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

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.


  • General Sir John Monash

    This free talk on General Sir John Monash, the day before Anzac Day, will discuss his early life, as a child speaking German at home, through to his experiences during the First World War in Gallipoli, on the Western Front and as Commander of the Australian Corps. Discover the impact Monash had on V...

    24 April at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Melbourne: Foundations of a City

    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,

    24 April at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Colonial Melbourne No 8 – Chinatown

    The response to the Old Treasury Colonial Melbourne Walks has been tremendous so much so that we will continue the series in 2018. This walk exploring Melbourne’s historic Chinatown will take us from the front of the glorious Princess Theatre on a meandering journey that will finish at the RACV Ci...

    6 May at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM