Old Treasury Building

Museum in City Centre

The fine neoclassical architecture of the Old Treasury (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 that era. Also downstairs is the 1920s caretaker’s flat and a reproduction of the 70kg Welcome Stranger nugget, found in 1869.

Treasury Gardens, just south of the building, contain the John F Kennedy Memorial, a peaceful set of ponds with fountains and a waterfall.