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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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20 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is worth the visit on several levels. Firstly, the sheer size and grandeur of this building. It was built to impress, and it certainly does. Secondly, that the building was designed by John James Clark, a fourteen-year-old boy from Liverpool. Thirdly, the exhibit...More

Thank Graeme T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Free entry. Lots to see. Good location. Lovely old building. Staff very helpful. Lots about the Gold Rush.

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The husband and I had absolutely no expectations. The docent warmly welcomed us in to the museum and pointed us to the exhibits and gave us an overview. We learned a lot about the gold rush and history about Melbourne. Very informative and free! Highly...More

Thank Adrienne M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandering round on my own, I caught up with a free tour and was invited to join. As it was near the end of the tour, I’m planning to go again. What a fascinating building, with so much to see.

Thank Teresa062015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An interesting look back on Melbourne's history and a chance to look in the vaults but unfortunately no gold to be found. Staff were helpful and friendly.

Thank Julia F
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Visited on a wet Sunday. Best of all it's free. Great place to learn about the history of Melbourne with lots of explanations and exhibits. Worth allowing a good couple of hours to view the exhibits upstairs and to take advantage of the multimedia displays...More

Thank Kelvin S
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Kelvin! Definitely the best thing to do on a wet day! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 20 August 2018

All too often we do not notice our architecture at home but this is a truly lovely building and part of our history

Thank KatielouAustralia
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review KatielouAustralia! We're very proud of our young architect, 19 year old John James Clark. He succeeded in designing one of Melbourne's finest buildings!

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Current exhibition is on the gold rush with many stories to read and rooms to explore. The staff were helpful when I inquired into a picture that maybe a family member and they gave me information so I could find out more. Very helpful and...More

Thank Alice R
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Alice! Glad you were able to gain an insight, and I hope you able to find out more!

Reviewed 3 August 2018

There isn't much to this museum, and the guides seemed to approach every person on the way in (except me). There's a lot of reading to do and it's important Melbourne history, but I still don't have a good sense of what purpose the building...More

Thank MiaBchGal
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review MiaBchGal! Unfortunately when it's busy not everyone can be greeted properly, I hope you'll come back another day!

Reviewed 30 July 2018

This was a good find as I was at the Treasury Gardens nearby. Entrance to the museum is free and I was immediately welcomed by their friendly staff. The musuem vaults at the basement were very unique - upon entrance to a vault the audiovisuals...More

Thank Marielle G
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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