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Gold Treasury Museum description and photos - Australia: Melbourne. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Gold Treasury Museum.
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The Gold Museum is located in the old Treasury building in Melbourne, built in 1858-1862. This building was once the second most important building in the city after the Parliament Building, but the Treasury itself was located in it for a short time - until 1878.
The architect of the building was a young but very talented John Clark, who started construction when he was barely 19 years old. Today his neo-Renaissance creation is considered one of the most beautiful in the city. By the way, Clarke later designed the Treasury building in Brisbane, Queensland.
Only in 1994 the Gold Museum was opened to the public. Today the Museum has several permanent exhibitions devoted not only to the history of the "gold rush" in Australia, but also to the formation and development of Melbourne. The museum is sometimes even called the city museum. For example, in the exhibition "Creating Melbourne" you can get acquainted with the history of the city, from its founding in 1835 as a small settlement of colonists and ending today. Naturally, an important part of the exhibition tells about the turbulent times of gold mining, which provoked the rapid growth of Melbourne and turned it into the most important city on the continent. Another exhibition, Built on Gold, provides a glimpse into the very years when the first gold bar was found in Victoria and how this discovery changed the fate of Australia. The Museum also regularly hosts temporary exhibitions inviting visitors to experience Melbourne's great past.
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