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

The Old Treasury Building Museum is a small venue.  We strongly encourage groups to book a guided tour in advance.  Walk-in groups will be admitted at the discretion of Management and admission will depend on other bookings on the day.

Christmas at Old Treasury- on display until 5 January 2020

Wayward Women? free exhibition now open!


  • Emma Williams- free talk

    Emma Williams was the only woman executed in Victoria for killing her own child. Although others were convicted, all were spared the noose. But Emma’s crime seemed particularly callous, and Emma herself was not a very sympathetic figure. At a time when the courts seemed intent on a ‘get tough on...

    21 November at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Bishop Goold and the Wild Wild West

    In this lecture Shane Carmody will explore the extraordinary library developed by Melbourne’s first Catholic Bishop, James Alipius Goold (1813 – 1886) and in particular one rare  book and the story of exploration, forbidden love and buffaloes that led to its publication.   Part of the Publ...

    28 November at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Christmas Traditions around the World (with a glass of champagne)

    Enjoy a whimsical look into Christmas and the traditions associated with this most important of festive occasions. Includes a glass of Pommery champagne.

    10 December at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM