ANZ Banking Museum
The ANZ Banking Museum is housed in the lower ground floor of the 'Gothic Bank' at 380 Collins Street, Melbourne.
It was first opened in May 1985 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the granting of a Royal Charter to the Bank of Australasia, one of ANZ's major forebears.
The museum tells the story of Australia's banking heritage beginning with Indigenous Australians and their trade with European settlers. Items displayed include banknotes and coins, moneyboxes, office machines, firearms, gold-mining equipment and uniforms. In putting together these displays, ANZ's Banking Museum draws upon the rich historical resource of ANZ's archives, which contains an extensive collection of manuscripts, correspondence and photographs covering more than 180 years of banking operations.
ANZ undertook a major refurbishment of its banking museum in 2007. The refurbishment work presented an opportunity to re-think the existing design, incorporate more interactive displays and update content.
2019 Temporarily Closed
The museum has temporarily closed - however it is worth visiting the ANZ Branch next door at 388 Collins Street Melbourne.
Completed by an ANZ predecessor bank, the English, Scottish and Australia Chartered Bank, in May 1887, the 'Gothic' Bank was designed by William Wardell. It is an example of secular Gothic, the style is restrained externally, and internally graceful and ornate.
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ 380 Collins Street, Melbourne | Map
❊ Web Links ❊
→ ANZ Banking Museum
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