Old Treasury Building, Melbourne

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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. Arrange your visit to Old Treasury Building and discover more family-friendly attractions in Melbourne using our Melbourne attractions planner .
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  • Visit the beautiful old treasury building close to the city center. Full of history about the gold rush of 1851. Lots of information, sheets and pictures. Find in the basement the gold bars!  more »
  • Wonderful young man gave an introduction and information regarding the building and history. Very informative and we were able to wonder around & go downstairs to view the rooms that were used as cell...  more »
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  • It's quite good. Fun for kids! They have a quiz for children, where they need to go to the gold rush area and answer the questions on the sheet! But it's your classic/everyday Australian museum. Gold Rush, suffragette, etc; altogether quite good.
  • The Old Treasury Building is so beautiful and a perfect place for a registry wedding. Got married here last weekend and it couldn't have been more perfect! Accommodating to all guests and they have wheelchair access. The Maragaret Craig room was spacious for our bridal party and guests. Our celebrant went through everything beforehand and was so lovely throughout the ceremony. The steps and surrounding gardens are beautiful photography locations as well!
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