The Story Bank

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Once upon a time, a baby girl was born in the upstairs bedroom at the Australian Joint Stock Bank on the corner of Kent and Richmond Streets in Maryborough, Queensland.

Her name was Helen Lyndon Goff, but she became known to the world as P.L. Travers, author of the Mary Poppins stories.

Her heritage-listed birthplace which has been transformed into The Story Bank – a bank that trades in stories.

As you cross the threshold, you will enter a world where fantasy and fact intertwine. Tales and yarns, myths and legends, memories and stories – share in their retell and their creation.

Discover Maryborough’s unique connection with P.L. Travers – the story of her life, her family, the influences on her writings and the retelling of her stories. Interact with characters and settings from her popular Mary Poppins stories.

Bookings essential by contacting The Story Bank – Please call or email to book.


Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Free Wifi Gallery / Museum Interpretive Centre Lawn / Gardens Non Smoking Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled Assistance

Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access


Australian Museums and Galleries Association Visitor Information Centre


From AU$8.00

Adults – AUD10
Concession – AUD8
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children or more) – AUD25
Discounts apply for locals and group bookings for more than 10 people

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