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
(Donations welcome)

School and guided tours by appointment. Fees apply.


20 Spring Street
Melbourne 3000

Christmas at the Old Treasury 2017

Christmas at Old Treasury- On display until 5 January 2018

Following a highly successful Christmas display in 2016, the Old Treasury Building is once again showcasing homemade decorations of the 1920s!

Wild Colonial Boys- Open until 15 April 2018

Discover the long history of bushranging in Victoria, with some new and little-known characters from our frontier past.


  • Paintings of Early Melbourne- November Tour

    Discover the rare and little known paintings of Melbourne from the 1840s to the 1870s, from the Roy Morgan Research Centre Collection. These paintings, watercolours and lithographs provide an insider’s glimpse of the early beginnings of colonial Melbourne and offer an insight into the life of Melb...

    23 November at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Lost Melbourne

    In recent years, the cityscape of Melbourne has been radically transformed. We have seen the destruction of many buildings to make way for new skyscrapers and contemporary structures. In the first of a series of lectures, we take a look at Melbourne of yesterday and what we as a community have sacri...

    28 November at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 1917: Melbourne at War

    Melbourne was at war in 1917 – though you might not know that from the Anzac centenaries and their focus on Anzacs fighting on foreign fields. In this seminar three distinguished historians illuminate aspects of Melbourne’s war. Judith Smart (Adjunct Professor at RMIT University and co-editor ...

    5 December at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM