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.

Wayward Women? free exhibition now open!


  • The Whole Duty of (Wo)men: Female Printers in the Goold Collection

    One of the fascinating discoveries to emerge from James Goold’s library was the collection of works produced by early female printers. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries women were generally excluded from trade guilds.  The printing trade was no exception.  But some of the wives of print...

    1 March at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Disposing of the unwanted products of women’s bodies: identifying the gynaeocentric zone

    Join the Melbourne Feminist History Group for a special viewing of the Old Treasury Building’s ‘Wayward Women?‘ exhibition followed by a discussion by Shurlee Swain regarding Melbourne’s gynaeocentric zone. About Professor Emerita Shurlee Swain’s talk: Disposing of the ...

    3 March at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Fashionable Style: the 1850s Crinoline

    The ‘must-have’ style of the mid-1850s, the crinoline, was worn by every class of society, and women on the Victorian gold fields were no exception! This dress style was far from practical to wear in a tent, but it was the prevailing fashion. The Old Treasury Building holds two dresses in this s...

    10 March at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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