The Old Treasury Building is one of the finest examples of 19th-century architecture in Melbourne. It once housed the Treasury Department of the Government of Victoria and has been reimagined as a local history museum showcasing colonial art, restored photographs and historic relics.
Inside you'll find fascinating exhibits exploring the rich history, heritage and culture of Melbourne and Victoria. There are early paintings of colonial Melbourne, retro Christmas decorations from the 1920s and exhibits on the Great War and conscription. Other exhibits spotlight the role pioneering women played in shaping the face of Victoria.
The ongoing Built on Gold exhibit offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the vaults used to store gold bullion mined from Victorian fields in the 1800s. Guided tours are a fantastic way to learn more about the unique history of the Old Treasury Building.
The Old Treasury Building is located in Melbourne’s city centre, just steps from Parliament Station on the City Loop of the Melbourne tram network. Limited parking is available on the street and at nearby garages. Melbourne Airport is a 30-minute drive away or 45 minutes by tram and bus.