Old Treasury Building

Old Treasury Building
By Gil Meydan (Gil Meydan) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Even though there are no shortage of historic buildings in Melbourne, the Old Treasury Building is truly a masterpiece. In fact, many Melbournians often regard it as one of the finest public buildings in the nation – built back in 1862.

All through the 19th century, the Old Treasury Building was the major government office in the city where many important state affairs and meetings took place.

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This iconic building was designed and built by a young architect, John James Clark. This popular establishment is considered one of the finest examples of Renaissance Revival architecture in the country. Visitors interested in touring such architectural buildings should consider a visit to the Old Treasury Building.

This gorgeous establishment has been wonderfully restored and was opened to the public back in 1994. Visitors will get a chance to tour the property and learn more about the city’s art, history and architecture.

Explore the permanent exhibitions in this century-old building; including the ‘Victorian Archival Treasures’ and the ‘Built on Gold’. Both of these exhibitions were inaugurated in 2009 as a part of the non-profit organization of the Old Treasury Museum.

Whilst touring the establishment, you will come across many facts about the gold vaults in Old Treasury Building. The building still hosts some of those original gold vaults where the nation’s gold bullion was stored during the gold rush days. The building’s ‘Built on Gold’ exhibit clearly depicts the economic downturn and improvement in Melbourne during the gold rush period.

In addition, you’ll also see a number of rare and historic artifacts and documents relevant to Victoria’s history.

Old Treasury Building Information

20 Spring Street,
East Melbourne, VIC
 Operating Hours:
Sunday to Friday 10am-4pm
(Closed Saturdays).
Phone: (03) 9651 2233
Email: [email protected]
 Ticket Prices/Admission:

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