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Old Treasury Building

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Old Treasury Building

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Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne
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Yarra Valley Wine and Winery Tour from Melbourne

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Visit Yarra Valley wineries on a tour from Melbourne that includes tastings and a vineyard lunch. You’ll tour four beloved Yarra Valley wineries—Steels Gate Winery, Balgownie Estate, Yering Farm, and Domaine Chandon—while learning about the flavors and terroir of Yarra Valley wines. This wine tour is a great introduction to the picturesque Yarra Valley wine region, with transfers available from selected locations in Melbourne.
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Jeffry b wrote a review Feb 17
Essendon, Australia6,685 contributions1,972 helpful votes
The Treasury Building is a renaissance style structure that was built to house the bountiful gold flowing from the Victorian goldfields, which was unfortunately running out when it was completed, and the massive vaults in the basement were never filled. The building housed public servants handling Victoria's money. The building now houses an interesting museum. Victoria's former Premiers also have their offices in the Old Treasury Building.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Swisshen wrote a review Jan 2021
Melbourne, Australia2,055 contributions250 helpful votes
The Old Treasury building is a beautiful example of Renaissance Revival architecture. The wealth from the Gold Rush fueled the construction, with the idea being to house the new found riches. Sadly no gold was stored here because the vaults in the basement were completed after the gold rush had finished, instead they were used to store government documents.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Thanks for your review Swisshen! Glad you enjoyed your visit.
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Mark G wrote a review Dec 2020
Melbourne, Australia1,593 contributions397 helpful votes
Surprisingly good. Some great exhibits on the history of Melbourne, Women in War and the Yarra river.... We spent a good 2 hours in there. Don't miss the Gold Vault.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Thanks for your review Mark! We think it's pretty good too! Glad you enjoyed your visit.
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jeffryb wrote a review Oct 2020
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions99 helpful votes
The Old Treasury Building dates from the time when Victoria was the gold capital of the world. Much of the gold was stored here. It ranks only second to Parliament House as a government office in Victoria's Era of Gold. It is now a Museum, dedicated to the era of Marvellous Melbourne.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Thanks for your review 619je! Hope you enjoyed your visit!
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Jeffry b wrote a review Mar 2020
Essendon, Australia6,685 contributions1,972 helpful votes
Those who have seen the Old Treasury Building Museum cannot doubt that it is one of Australia's finest buildings in classical style. This Renaissance Revival building was constructed from 1858 to 1862; unfortunately, the torrent of gold flowing from the Great Austrlian Goldrush had declined to a trickle, and the the building took some time to complete. The Museum has a permanent display entitled "Melbourne: Foundations of a City." Currently, there' a temporary exhibition entitled "Wayward Woman."' The building also hosts the Victorian Marriage Registry. Due to the Corona virus, no marriages will be conducted at the Old Treasury Building until the end of June 2020, although private marriage celebrants are still permitted to conduct ceremonies elsewhere.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Thanks for your review 619jeffry! Glad you enjoyed your visit.
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