The Old Treasury Building on Spring Street in Melbourne, built 1858-62 as a home for the Treasury Department of the Government of Victoria as well as the Governor In Council, now houses a range of functions, including a museum of Melbourne history, known as Old Treasury Building Museum.
The Treasury Building was constructed between 1858–62, and is considered one of Australia's finest Renaissance Revival buildings, constructed in palazzo form and built from wealth accumulated during the Victorian Gold Rush. One original purpose was to house some of that wealth in the 'gold vaults' in the basement, but by the time it was finished the rush was over, and they were used to store government documents instead.
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Muhammed Alibashev | Feb 9, 2018
Definitely a city icon, great architecture. Easy to get to . Just get off at parliament station .So much history in this building. Highly recommended spot for all tourists to stop by and enjoy. There is also spot to.do.around in this area just walk down collins.
Chee boonlee | Feb 23, 2018
Great museum with good organisation of info. But a bit stuffy in summer time. Poor air ventilation.
María Victoria Velasco Klingner | Feb 12, 2018
Cool Building! Perfect location at the end of a main street. You can see the building when you are travelling in the tram or walking.
Alex Radu | Mar 4, 2018
Unless you're a history buff or really interested in the gold rush, you won't find this place too exciting. However, the historical panoramas of the city are really neat to compare to the current ones!
Dianna Goodman | Oct 25, 2017
This amazing piece of Melbourne history, designed as a strong hold for riches dug up during the gold rush is a must see! Still in use as a Government building, everyone is welcome to come inside and see the historic static displays on the ground floor. Read the exploits of Bush Rangers - see the armour worn by Dan Kelly, Ned's younger brother and death mask of 'Mad Dan' Morgan.
Erick Tomaliwan | Apr 3, 2018
This is a good quick stop if you’re done with the parliament beside this building. There’s a few things to learn here and a nice basement to quickly have a look at. If you have an extra half an hour, this is certainly a nice place to pass by. Not to mention that there is a garden beside here as well.
Govind Joshi | Mar 11, 2018
Located at downtown Melbourne, on a free tram route. So getting there is not an issue and you also have a free entry. One can get to see the history of gold keeping, treasury and stuff. Near by to the Parliament of Victoria and St. Pual's Cathedral.
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