PLEASE NOTE: The museum is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not known how long this will last, but for the safety of schools, guides and museum staff we are not taking bookings for term 2.
The Old Treasury Building offers a unique resource for your school.
A magnificent gold rush building, it reflects the growth of ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ and changing life in the city. From the basement vaults where gold was stored in the 1860s, to the elegant Executive Council Chamber, still used regularly by the Governor of Victoria, students experience one of Australia’s most beautiful and historic buildings.
Programs include the story of gold, the growth of democracy, early Melbourne, life in the city and urban environment. Programs offered are aligned to curricula for Levels 2 to VCE.
|Old Treasury Building||Gold Rush||Early Melbourne||Democracy||*New Programs*|
|Explore the Old Treasury Building|
levels 3-10, ESL
|The Impact of the Gold Rush|
|Families Then and Now
|Stories from the Archives|
|The Effects of Gold in Victoria|
|From Colony to State|
|Victorian Catholics and the Gold Rush
|Investigating the Design of Old Treasury|
|From Colonial Outpost to Capital City|
|Paintings of Early Melbourne|
|Imagining Australia: Port Phillip District 1830-1860|
VCE unit 3