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Old Treasury Building

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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're interested in the history of the city of Melbourne or the state of Victoria, make sure to visit the free museum in the Old Treasury Building. We went early September 2019 and had the choice between several self-guided tours, of which we did...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank giddyin0z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the space on a sunday afternoon and were very pleasantly surprised by the exhibition of history of old Melbourne available in the space. Its well worth the visit when up the top end of Collins Street.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank GraemeBird
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful free museum. We were greeted by a lovely woman who told us about the place. The current exhibit on wayward women was the most interesting.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank boekenwurm88
Reviewed July 26, 2019

I visited the Old Treasury Building in July 2019. It is a really interesting place. A lot of the first floor is devoted to exhibits on Melbourne's history. The way Melbourne and Sydney developed is very interesting and their histories are quite separate. A large...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank blairkk25
Reviewed July 24, 2019

A historically significant Melbourne building that also has a very interesting exhibition inside on Melbourne history.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Gtmarly
Reviewed July 7, 2019

The best interpretation of the vital city’s history, heritage and people. Built at the height of the gold rush its a stand out building close to transport CBD and Southbank. Records and original documents bring history alive that shows the city development from a fledgling...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Eli B
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Thanks for your review Eli! Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit, and that you appreciate the work our team has put in! :)

Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

A lovely building and worth spending an hour or so looking through the exhibit. A history of Melbourne with some great photos of the early development. The servants quarters were also worth a look. Additional exhibitions are sometimes held. On our visit there was an...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Squashtraveller
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Thanks for your review Squashtraveller! So glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed July 4, 2019

Beautiful old building, hoping it is maintained as a National treasure! Admired it while walking through to St Vincents hosp

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank senior_11
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Thanks for your review senior_11! I hope you have time to come inside one day. The interiors were lovingly restored during the 1990s, and they have been beautifully maintained since then!

Reviewed July 3, 2019

This is the Old Treasury building which is very attractive in its own right. Inside there are free exhibitions about the history of Melbourne, gold prospecting and currently a temporary exhibition about Wayward Women.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank md1mm
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Thanks for your review md1mm! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

Well yes there is a gold display down in the old vaults, but i could not work out if it was real. The building is very well preserved and maintain. The tour guide Ann was very informative and friendly and explains all but about the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2019

Thanks for your review Darrin! Sadly all the gold is long gone from the building. The gold in the basement are facsimiles of the originals. I'll pass your kind words to Ann!

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