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Old Treasury Building, Melbourne

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Architectural Building History Museum
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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TripAdvisor
  • It makes no difference if your a tourist or live in Melbourne a look inside is a must. A absolute eye opener on our past history which most of us have no idea about. With a bonus its free. Make sure y...  more »
  • Not sure why we haven't visited this historic 19th century building before, with free entry! As well as being a grand building, it has some wonderful history. An excellent look at pieces of Victorian ...  more »
  • Well worth a visit, use the free tram ride if you are tired, stands out at night when it is lit up. Loved it.  more »
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  • Free museum, interesting exhibits, not too crowded. Lovely welcoming staff. Vaults exhibition under construction at time of visit.
  • Interesting place. The old treasury building in my opinion looks much nicer than the featureless new one sitting right behind it. There's a vault underground that you can go in to visit. No admission fee is needed. I ended up learning a lot more about the history of this city.
  • Very interesting place to visit for the history of Victoria and the gold rush times. Fun for children as well.
  • Nice place which tells you about the history of bush rangers and Ned Kelly as well as the gold mining days.
  • It's the best place to discover the history of the foundation of Australia.