City Museum at Old Treasury Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

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Welcome To The Old Treasury Museum

This elegant historic building, completed in 1862, is widely regarded as one of the finest 19th-century structures in Australia. The basement vaults once held the majority of the £200 million in gold that was mined from Victoria’s goldfields during the Australian gold rush of the 1850s. Today, the treasury is still used by public officials; the Governor of Victoria holds weekly Executive Council meetings here in the first floor council chamber.

The Museum chronicles several historic benchmarks in the city’s growth.  There are a number of permanent exhibits—Victorian Archival Treasures, Built on Gold, Growing up in Old Treasury, J.J. Clark and The Governor—as well as a number of temporary and touring exhibits throughout the year.  Group and school tours are offered with advance notice.

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