We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Treasury Building

20 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9651 2233
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 55.85*
and up
Melbourne Bike Tour with Coffee and Drinks Including Yarra River and Southbank
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
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 built between 1858 and 1862.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.Come and explore the intriguing gold vaults and you may earn yourself a gold license!
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good50%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“gold rush” (54 reviews)
“free museum” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
LOCATION
20 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
CONTACT
Website
+61 3 9651 2233
Write a Review
Reviews (285)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 244 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The Old Treasury Building once held a fortune in gold, when Collins Street was Australia's richest street. One can let the imagination run free when viewing the gold vaults in the basement, which were once full to the brim with bullion. Now they have a...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1. Loved the building. The architecture is takes you back in time. The architect contributed to many other buildings at that time. 2. The chambers downstairs gives an idea of how much gold was kept. 3. The caretaker's living quarters was interesting. 4. History of...More

Thank Tamzid F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Discover Melbourne history,heritage and peoples this building built in the height of gold rush.The grand interior now hosts a variety displays centered on the history (gold vaults in 1860) of Melbourne.

Thank kokomitay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jumped off the tram because I saw Museum and was pleasantly greeted by a very informative lady. Great idea for a cold rainy day and it's free!

Thank Colin T
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Colin! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to come and learn more about the city, you can go in for free too which is nice and its also a beautiful building.

Thank 13Nic13
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review 13Nic13! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entry is free and when I visited a very enthusiastic woman gave an excellent introduction to the building and its contents before we were free to wander about. The main focus of the exhibits is early Melbourne, the goldrush and bushrangers. Well presented. For me...More

Thank Richar64
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Richar64! The gold vaults in the basement are one of our most exciting architectural features!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a free tour. Take a look behind the scenes of this historic building and go into the basement for the displays and the tunnels.

Thank 2011travel54
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review 2011travel54! And good tip!

Reviewed 18 August 2017

As our hotel was “around the corner,” from the Old Treasury Building, we just had to stop in, during our July, 2017 visit. Just walking around, or near it, was not enough. First, the building is architecturally, and historically significant, and it is wonderful that...More

5  Thank The_Loup_Garou
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review The_Loup_Garou! I'm pleased to report that the full restoration of our lamps will be completed in just 2 weeks! The facade will be even more spectacular!

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Treasury building presents early history of Melbourne, some fantastic photographic displays and history displays. Some of the older furniture also on display. Free to get in and the National trust volunteers are very helpful

Thank Myree M
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Myree! Our volunteers are very dedicated and represent the building well!

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I was walking around Melbourne and saw this museum building stating that is was free so I wandered in. Despite only having half the building set up as a museum there was a LOT to see. When I went in august 2017 there were exhibits...More

2  Thank Maria F
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Mamasita
1,095 reviews
.08 km away
Pei Modern
234 reviews
.14 km away
Sofitel Melbourne
117 reviews
.15 km away
Uncle Collins Street
27 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Parliament House of Victoria
279 reviews
.28 km away
Treasury Gardens
74 reviews
.03 km away
Collins Place
24 reviews
.24 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Old Treasury Building staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit