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Old Treasury Building, Melbourne

(4.3/5 based on 200+ 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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  • Thoroughly enjoyed checking this lovely historic building out. The information guide lady was really helpful and her passion for the place and its history was contagious. Amazing architecture, interes...  more »
  • The building was built during the gold rush to house the gold. The exhibits tell about the history of the city, the gold rush and bushwhackers that stole the gold. The exhibits are over two floors. Lo...  more »
  • The building is quite historic and the museum, which is free provides and interesting history of Melbourne and Victoria. It is fairly low key and could be made quite a significant attraction. with a l...  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.