You can do this justice in an hour--very interesting look at the beginnings of currency and Canada's approach.
Great little FREE museum is closing for 3 years for renovations. I look forward to seeing the new one. There will instead be " travelling exhibitions", and an " enhanced cyber-museum".
We went to the museum on Canada day, at the request of my 9 year old. The curator has done a wonderful job of delivering what might be considered dry material in an extremely interesting fashion. There are many coins from all over the world and even from ship wrecks; and extensive paper monies which were fascinating in the creation... More
This museum very interesting and there was no admission charge. We learned a lot. My kids enjoyed the video on how to spot counterfeit money. I liked learning about the early history of currency and the history of currency in Canada in particular.
As others say, you don't expect it to be interesting, but it actually is! You see currency from all around the world and different periods of history. Best of all, it is a FREE CURRENCY museum!!
This is a great museum. It covers the history of currency around the world, including what materials were used as currency before coins, the evolution of coins, and the advent of paper money. The impact of inflation and wars, as well as frauds are also displayed. The displays are excellent -- full of information. In fact, my only complaint is... More
Hurry Hurry Hurry before this absolutely free and marvelous museum closes for three years. This museum is one of my favorite places in Ottawa and it is FREE!!!!! Outstanding collection of coins from ancient times til the present and paper currency as well. If only they gave samples! lol.
We were just walking by the Bank of Canada tower and noticed that it had a museum. I expected to spend maybe 10 minutes in there, but we spent the better part of an hour. The displays were informative and interesting. Worth the visit!
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