Exhibitions | Old Treasury Building

Exhibitions | Old Treasury BuildingExhibitions | Old Treasury Building

The Old Treasury Building hosts the original gold vaults where gold bullion was stored during the gold rush era, as well as rare and historic documents from Public Record Office Victoria highlighting key moments from Victoria's history.


A Nation Divided: the Great War and Conscription

Open until 2020. Debate over conscription during the Great War is described by some historians as the most bitter, divisive and violent ever to consume the nation.

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Gold Rush: 20 Objects, 20 Stories

Discover the turbulent tale of Victoria's gold rush through the individual stories of just 20 objects. Gold was first discovered in Australia in 1851 - first in New South Wales and then in Vic...

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Melbourne as National Capital

Ongoing exhibition. By 1900 all of the six self-governing colonies of Australia had resolved to join together to form a new nation, to be called Australia.

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Melbourne: Foundations of a City

Ongoing exhibition. From bucolic village to bustling metropolis in forty years - this exhibition tells the story of the astonishing growth of Melbourne.

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Victorian Archival Treasures

Ongoing exhibition. Discover the stories attached to rare and interesting original documents, maps and photographs from the state's archives at Public Record Office Victoria.

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Growing up in Old Treasury

Ongoing exhibition. Experience the lives of John Maynard (the Old Treasury's caretaker), his wife and their eight children who lived in the Old Treasury Building from 1916-1928.

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Built on Gold

Ongoing exhibition. See the Old Treasury Building vaults which were used to store the gold bullion mined during the gold rush.

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Melbourne Panorama

Ongoing exhibition. View the restored and re-installed historic photographic panorama, one of the most fascinating and popular interpretative features on display at the Old Treasury Building. This 360...

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The Governor

Ongoing exhibition. Australia is a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy. The Queen is formally Australia's head of state and is represented by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth o...

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Open Sunday to Friday (closed Saturday) : Free entry

❊ When & Where ❊

Happens: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

Times: 10am-4pm (closed Saturdays)

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⊜ 20 Spring Street Melbourne | Map
Old Treasury Building20 Spring Street, Melbourne, , 3001
✆ Event: 9651 2233 | Venue: +61 (0) 3 9651 2233

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