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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 yesterday

Australia isn't all that old by European colonization standards and we didn't see all that many historic structures around Melbourne. So the free old mint building was a great attraction. The building itself is a good reminder of historic architecture and concentrates its fun exhibits...More

Thank Bart C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Got married here yesterday, and what a wonderful experience it was. The staff were so beautiful & made our day super special. To be fair I wasn't sure what to expect, and we were just delighted with everything about the entire experience. The service can...More

Thank lizhall0607
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Museum was fantastic, particularly hilarious we’re the political illustrations from the different issues over the last 12 months. The only negative side was the history lesson; while Australia did federate in 1901 to become the Commonwealth of Australia it was not a truly independent...More

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come and spend 20min here. Get to know the history of Melbourne and the period of gold rush. There is a map showing hundred years ago how the places like.

Thank Cust-HK
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Cust-HK! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dominates the landscape as you walk either Spring Street or Collins Street, hard to believe such architecture was done by someone so young. It stands the test of time, looks magnificent by comparison to the nearby glass edifices.

Thank RonWamberal
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review RonWamberal! Hope you came inside to see the museum, it also tells the story of our 19 year old architect!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you ever wondered why Melbourne has so many old architectural buildings then go int this place and it will answer all your questions

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Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review brian12013! We think it's pretty informative too!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great self led search of the history of melbourne and victoria, especially including the gold rush.

Thank smurray739
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review smurray739! Hope you enjoyed the gold vaults!

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Graeme! Glad you enjoyed the museum!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Susan L
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Katie D, Social Media Officer at Old Treasury Building, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Adrienne! Glad we were able to exceed your expectations!

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