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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  • In 1851, the Great Australian Gold Rush took off. Soon, torrents of the precious metal were pouring into Melbourne. It was decided that a Treasury Building, with vaults to hold tons of gold, was... 
    In 1851, the Great Australian Gold Rush took off. Soon, torrents of the precious metal were pouring into Melbourne. It was decided that a Treasury Building, with vaults to hold tons of gold, was...  more »
  • This museum always has interesting exhibits, often about lesser known aspects of the history of Melbourne and Victoria. 
    This museum always has interesting exhibits, often about lesser known aspects of the history of Melbourne and Victoria.  more »
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  • BEAUTIFUL OLD BUILDING ADJACENT TO PARLIAMENT HOUSE Melbourne is blessed with colonial era buildings. This is great example. Once the state treasury building it now serves as a museum space. Located at the top end of town on Spring Street.
  • A beautiful building, inside and out. There are always ever-changing, interesting exhibits to see. Go down into the bowels of the building and literally stand on over a million dollars worth of gold.

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