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Museum of Australian Currency Notes

Address: 65 Martin Place, Ground Floor | Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61-2-95519743
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Ranked #136 of 613 things to do in Sydney
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Adelaide, SA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We had a most enjoyable hour or more with our children while we all learned about the history of Australian currency. The staff member was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We left surprised and pleased we'd visited.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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99 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was one of my favourite things that I did in Sydney and I didn't even know about it until I was here! I had found it listed on a 'free things to do' list and thought it sounded really interesting. It was! Located at Martin Place the museum is very easy to find. It's small (like Sydney's history) but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

This museum is located in a beautiful bank and this small museum is great but this could be expanded. I wouldn't mind paying for a big museum all about australian currency. This museum shows promise and I can't wait to see what they do with it because the artifacts are great and the overall presentation is decent too. Overall rating:... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are interested in the history of currency it is an excellent place going over the history of currency notes in Australia from the early settlements to the present day. I found particularly interesting the conversion to decimal currency in the 1960s ( great TV ad). There is also a display about the new polymer notes and the modern... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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50 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I have walked past the Reserve Bank office in Martin Place scores of times without even realising there was a museum in it. Then one day I did notice the museum and resolved to pay it a visit one day. Soon enough I was early for a meeting at Parliament House and to pass the time I looked it. It... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Fancy not visiting this great little museum until now! Tucked away in the corner of the Reserve Bank building in Martin Place, we were welcomed and ushered in. There were a few others there, but mostly we had the place to ourselves. It is arranged chronologically, and deals mainly with notes rather than coins. There were a few coins from... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

This is a little gem. It plots the history of Australia through its bank notes. They have gone to great expense to display the notes properly and explain why the various notes did and did not get into circulation. It was fascinating to discover that the Dollar was nearly called the Royal. It is an excellent visit if you like... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I loved this museum tucked away in the foyer of the Reserve Bank Headquarters in Martin Place right in the heart of Sydney near the Channel 7 Building. The staff are very friendly, it's free to visit and you learn about Australian currency from the earliest days of European settlement though to Federation and today's pioneering polymer notes. Seeing some... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
68 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Visited with kids (9 &11 yo), fantastic experience ! The museum is free, conveniently located ( right above the Martin place station) , kids get to learn about the currency by doing a treasure hunt (which is always fun) and they get a gift at the end if all 10 questions are answered correctly, adults get to do a little... More 

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Elgin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Not really, but hope I got your interest. Apparently this is a museum that is rarely visited by tourists. I love money and thought I'd take a looksie - very happy I did as it is absolutely free and details the history of Australian currency notes (i.e., few coins shown). Spent probably thirty minutes inside as it is laid out... More 

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