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Old Treasury Building, Melbourne

(4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Uncover the secrets of Melbourne’s rich history at Old Treasury Building, a museum featuring early city maps and a narrative of the first European settlement in the Port Philip District, which later developed into a thriving urban area. Housed in one of the finest 19th-century buildings in Australia, the museum also features a permanent exhibition exploring the themes of indigenous Victorians, Ned Kelly and his gang, and the Gold Rush. Displays inspired by the epic story of the Victorian gold discoveries showcase Melbourne’s history during its transformation from a struggling settlement town into a bustling international city. Make a stop here to see a dynamic combination of artifacts, images, and multimedia exhibits bringing history to life. For Old Treasury Building and beyond, use our Melbourne tour planner to get the most from your Melbourne vacation.
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  • Great easy short visit, to an historical part of Melb. Good simple service, a free museum, with some simple but relevant history.  more »
  • A visit is a must to this beautiful historic building with a very detailed display of the past life in Melbourne. The information content is exciting and leads you into room after room to follow the h...  more »
  • The Building is a remarkable piece of Victoria's History. I went during the bush ranger exhibition which was excellent. The underground vaults created a eerie atmosphere that added to the splendor of ...  more »
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  • Staff is warm and courteous. A place to understand the inner war struggle for those whom return back and work on the land given by the Government. 60% fail and abandon/ walk away from it.
  • Historic building of notable architecture. Excellent museum with history, maps and photographs of Melbourne. Downstairs there are vaults and the old caretakers quarters. Well worth a visit.
  • Great architecture and an incredible array of historical info inside. gold. Recommend for anyone interested in history, or gold.
  • Very nice historical place. Free entrance. An office staff lady gave me a general brief about the place as soon as I entered the place. Good to know about history of this building and various other stuff, like voting, criminals, farming in Victoria after WWII, etc.
  • Good Historical Place. The staff was very courteous.