Melbourne‘s Old Treasury Building is one of the finest nineteenth century buildings in Australia. It was designed by nineteen-year-old JJ Clark and built at the height of the gold rush between 1858 and 1862.
A joint venture between Public Record Office Victoria and Old Treasury Building has resulted in the permanent exhibition Victorian Archival Treasures, which features original documents, maps and photographs from the state archive collection of Public Record Office Victoria, now on show at the top of Collins St in central Melbourne. Built to store gold, the Old Treasury Building was also the office of the Chief Secretary (now the Premier) and Governor.
Old Treasury Building Museum hosts a range of exhibitions exploring the stories of Eureka, Ned Kelly, Chinese and others that have shaped Victoria. Explore the original gold vaults which houses ‘Built on Gold’, a dynamic contemporary exhibition that traces the story of Victoria’s gold. Visitors are transported back to life in the 1920’s as they walk through the caretaker’s basement living rooms, faithfully recreated from family records and recollections.
Open Sunday to Friday (closed every Saturday), 10am-4pm, Free entry.
Group visits by schools and community groups are welcome by appointment, costs apply. Old Treasury Building houses several exciting permanent exhibitions, as well as temporary exhibitions throughout the year. For more information visit www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au
Visit us at 20 Spring Street, Melbourne.
03 9651 2233