View of Gothic Bank interior with intricately tiled floors, ornate ceilings and detailed joinery.
Historical exhibition within ANZ banking museum.
Street view of the Gothic Bank (left) and the former stock exchange building (1891).
ANZ's banking museum featuring a display of ANZ’s famous money boxes throughout the years.
A black and white photograph of the Verdon Chambers Drawing room, circa early 1900s.
The Verdon Chambers Drawing room today.

Transforming ANZ’s Gothic Chamber into a 21st-Century Banking Museum

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ANZ’s Gothic Bank is considered Australia’s finest secular Gothic-Revival building and is Victoria’s second-most significant heritage listing. Completed in 1887, ANZ’s Gothic Bank houses an ANZ specialist hub and the recently opened banking museum.

Above the bank sits the Verdon Chambers. Comprising 10 rooms of immaculately preserved artwork and ornate features, this site was the former residence of Sir George Verdon, Governor of the English, Scottish & Australian Bank (ES&A).

Recognising the architectural and historical significance of the Gothic Bank in Melbourne’s history, ANZ engaged with interior architects Foolscap Studio and a team of heritage consultants, restoration experts, joiners, engineers, exhibition designers and builders. Together, they reconfigured the banking chamber to incorporate a banking museum while carefully restoring the building and its features for the benefit of generations to come.

What's On

Explore ANZ’s heritage gem by participating in guided tours of the Gothic Bank and the Verdon Chambers.

Join exclusive guided tours of the Verdon Chambers and view 10 rooms featuring valuable, immaculately-preserved artworks and ornate features not usually open to the public. 

Or take a tour of the Gothic Bank and delve into the banking museum to discover the building’s story and learn more about ANZ’s banking history.

There will also be a panel discussion with designers, restoration specialists and ANZ’s building project team on the building’s history, significance, and restoration journey. 

The panel will be hosted by Alice Blackwood and feature insights from ANZ Group Head of Property Sharon McDonald, Foolscap Studio Associate Cassie Collins, Conservation Studio Co-Founder Dan Blake and James Makin Advisory Researcher & Curator Brigid Cara Reid.

In Collaboration With:

  • ANZ

    ANZ provides banking and financial products and services to over 8.5 million retail and business customers, and operates across 29 markets.

  • Foolscap Studio

    Foolscap Studio is an award-winning, cross-disciplinary and fearless interior architecture and design practice.

Images: (1-4) ANZ Gothic Branch & Banking Museum. Photos: Joe Vittorio. (5-6) Verdon Chambers. Photos: courtesy of ANZ.

Important Details

Time & Date

Sunday 28 July
Gothic Bank Museum
Open access 10am-4pm
Museum capacity is limited and operates on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tours of the Verdon Chambers run 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm + 2pm
Running for 45 minutes in groups of 20
Includes entry to the Gothic Bank Museum
Panel discussion 3pm
Running for 60 minutes with a capacity of 40
Bookings required

This program includes both open access and pre-booked components. Where bookings are required—a $7 booking fee applies
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Main entry via Collins St with wheelchair accessible entrance via Queen St.

For tours, meet at the concierge desk in front of Collins St entrance. No food or drink allowed inside.



Fully wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby, Sensory friendly


388 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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