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Old Treasury Building

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Address: 20 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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+61 3 9651 2233
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
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Sitting at the top end of Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD, the Old...

Sitting at the top end of Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD, the Old Treasury Building is widely regarded as one of the finest 19th century buildings in Australia.The Old Treasury building was designed by nineteen-year-old architect JJ Clark and built between 1858 and 1862.The Old Treasury Building hosts the original gold vaults where gold bullion was stored during the gold rush era, as well as rare and historic documents from Public Record Office Victoria highlighting key moments from Victoria’s history.Come and explore the intriguing gold vaults and you may earn yourself a gold license!

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A nice little free museum tour

Great easy short visit, to an historical part of Melb. Good simple service, a free museum, with some simple but relevant history.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great easy short visit, to an historical part of Melb. Good simple service, a free museum, with some simple but relevant history.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 history. A jewel in the heart of the city.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the old building.

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Sydney, Aust
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in to see the Wild Colonial Boys display, but they had so much more on display. Definately worth a look at Victorian history. We spent about one & half hours there. Staff are lovely and helpful. Free entry.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We know Melbourne well and often catch a train into the city to see what is going on. On this occasion Busses had substituted for trains and as a result we left the bus in Spring Street at the top end of Collins Street. We decided to go for a walk along Spring Street on a whim. Looking up at... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely old building a short walk from Parliament House. Free to enter, friendly guides. The original gold vaults in the basement house several small exhibition areas, as well as one room with a large number of 400 ounce gold bars - well secured! The ground floor tells the story of the Old Treasury and early Melbourne.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Spent over an hour here and was pleasantly surprised. A lot of Victorian history. Well worth a visit if you have spare time. Plus, it was FREE which is always great.

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is definitely worth making a short visit. Very helpful and friendly staff. Being free is a great bonus. Try using a toilet somewhere else since there is just one unisex toilet and there was a wait to use.

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Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this review

Thanks for your review tangojohnDallas. Glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Wolverhampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Plenty of facts available about the establishment of Melbourne and the gold that led to its prosperity. Seeing NedKelly's armour was a bonus.

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Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this review

Thanks for your review kby121148. Glad you enjoyed our 'Wild Colonial Boys' exhibition! More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

It's a nice place to visit. It's quite interesting to know the history of wealth in Australia. It's also very interesting to see where the golds were kept in the old days.

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Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Royax! The gold vaults are one of our unique features. Glad you enjoyed them. More 

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