Old Treasury Building Melbourne

Old Treasury Building

Old Treasury Building Melbourne - VIC Landmarks

Landmark: Old Treasury Building
Address: Spring Street, East Melbourne, 3002, VIC

The Old Treasury Building was designed by JJ Clark, a nineteen year old architect and is recognised as one of Australia's most magnificent 19th century buildings. Visitors can explore the building and discover the genuine gold vaults that stored the gold bullion throughout the heady gold rush days. Delve into significant moments of Victoria's history recorded in rare documents from the Public Record Office Victoria. There is so much to learn of Australia's early history at the Old Treasury Building, find out why Burke and Wills' 1860 expedition was such an achievement yet ending in disaster and how Port Phillip was, at first, illegally colonised.

Uncover Victorian history that shaped, not just our nation, but the world, in exciting exhibitions both permanent and temporary exhibits throughout the year. Exhibitions include Forgotten Faces, Victorian Archival Treasures, Built on Gold, Growing up in Old Treasury, JJ Clark and The Governor. Learn of the stories of Indigenous Victorians, the Eureka Stockade, world-wide democratic government movement, the only existing letter written by Ned Kelly and the notorious 1920's gangster 'Squizzy'.

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