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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 today

It was quite an experience going into the various rooms and feeling like it was another century. I liked the part where it showed where the family who lived there, had their quarters. Next time I'd like to see their garden too.

Thank Lori Anne T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 12 October 2018 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 7 October 2018 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 9 October 2018

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

Reviewed 1 October 2018 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 9 October 2018

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 30 September 2018

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 9 October 2018

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

Reviewed 28 September 2018

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 9 October 2018

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

Reviewed 22 September 2018

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 9 October 2018

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

Reviewed 20 September 2018

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 9 October 2018

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

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