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

Wild Colonial Boys- Temporary exhibition

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

Behind the Lines- Until 25 August 2017

The Year’s Best Political Cartoons. Top hat crowns and daggers: what is your political destiny?


  • The Wild Colonial Boy

    Join us in an examination of the bushranger who is said to be the inspiration for the folk song, ‘The Wild Colonial Boy’, John Doolan (Dooling). The youngest bushranger convicted in Victoria, and given one of the longest prison sentences.

    22 August at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Flinders Street Station

    This free floor talk will discuss the history of Flinders Street Station.

    24 August at 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 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,

    13 September at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM