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banks when they had style and beauty

Takes you back to another era - beautiful design and architecture and wonderful high ceilings... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Sydney, Australia
Fabulous little bank museum. Short and sweet

I happened to walk past this place on Sunday and made sure yo go back on Monday. I think the... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
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380 Collins St | Gothic Bank, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Takes you back to another era - beautiful design and architecture and wonderful high ceilings - this part of Collins Street had wonderful buildings in a bygone era, will never be seen again so best enjoyed visiting a museum like this.

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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I happened to walk past this place on Sunday and made sure yo go back on Monday. I think the slightly harsher reviews are a perhaps a tad too harsh. It's a banking museum, that's free. You will most likely only enjoy and appreciate this...More

Thank debbiehO1217ZX
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The building is the thing you want to see. It is so ornate and over the top. That is how things were 130 years ago I suppose. I love the carvings of dragons, the marble staircase, the ceiling decorations, and the old timber. I take...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 18 July 2018

There is just nothing here for me to give this a higher Rating. You walk into a massive hall, where there is just pillars, then you walk down the hall past the bank tellers and there's a few portraits on the wall.....That's It. I did...More

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 7 June 2018

An incredible architectural edifice, absolutely worth having a look at, especially if you’re walking down Collins Street, not really deserving of a special trip otherwise. Amazingly decorative and beautifully executed interior, but; you look, read the short narratives and move on. It’s not really a...More

Thank Phil J
Reviewed 30 April 2018

A very small musuem in a historic building. Not very interesting. A selection of ANZ issued money boxes a display of old sales and guns used by the bank guards.

Thank P8953MBjohns
Reviewed 23 December 2017

This historic building has a wonderful intrinsic facade and inside the decor and ceilings are simply gorgeous. Definitely include on your walking tour of Collins Street and go inside if open. Also, check out the 'Safe Deposit Building' around the corner in Queen Street with...More

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The museum itself is fairly small and below street level, but does give a brief window into some of the State's early banking practices. However, much more spectacular by far is the collection of absolutely BEAUTIFUL rooms still being used as a regular bank. Floor,...More

Thank Graham N
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This is a small museum and will only take a couple of minutes. It is free and relatively easy to find. Good to stop at if you need to blow half an hour between appointments or other activities.

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is an excellent Bank Museum in the former ES&A Bank that looks more like a church than a bank. It is built in the Gothic style. Westpac had a banking Museum at 6 Playfair Street The Rocks but sadly it is now closed but...More

Thank Peter M
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Response from Diana B | Reviewed this property |
There is no such day as Easter Friday - if you mean Good Friday, it is a public holiday and no bank will open that day. The ANZ museum is actually a bank branch. Originally it was the Stock Exchange and behind the banking... More