Old Treasury Building

Old Treasury Building information

Location
Melbourne , Australia
Address
Spring St
Telephone
+61 3 9651 2233
Getting there
Tram: 112
Train: Parliament
More information
www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au
Opening hours
10am-4pm, closed Sat
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The fine neo-classical architecture of the Old Treasury (c 1862), designed by JJ Clarke, is a telling mix of hubris and functionality. The basement vaults were built to house the millions of pounds worth of loot that came from the Victorian goldfields and now feature multimedia displays telling stories from the gold rush. Also downstairs is the charmingly redolent reconstruction of the 1920s caretaker’s residence, which beautifully reveals what life in Melbourne was like in the early part of last century.

The adjacent Treasury Gardens , to the south of the the building, contain the John F Kennedy Memorial .