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

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!


  • Caroline Chisholm’s letter and sketch, 15 Nov 1854

    Join us for a free talk about humanitarian Caroline Chisholm. On November 15, 1854 she campaigned to the Victorian government to provide cheap and safe accommodation for diggers and their families on the roads to the goldfields. She had toured the goldfields and was horrified by the conditions that ...

    21 March at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • The Lanes of Melbourne No 4

    This walk continues our popular series of CBD walks exploring the history of our city through the names behind our streets and lanes. Start:                 In front of Old Melbourne Goal, Russell Street Finish:               RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street

    6 April at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Victorian Gothic Revival

    Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic, neo-Gothic, or Gothick) became popular in the Western World from the late 1740s in England. Its popularity grew rapidly in the early 19th century, when increasingly serious and learned admirers of neo-Gothic styles sought to revive medieval Gothi...

    9 April at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM