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Museum of Australian Currency Notes

65 Martin Place, Ground Floor | Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #180 of 293 attractions in Sydney
Type: Museums
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Brisbane, Queensland
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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

seeing the history of our currency, well presented located ground level of the Reserve Bank corner of Macquarie Street and Martin Place, take it in when strolling along Macquarie Street after viewing Archibald Fountain Hyde Park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2009

I stumbled upon this museum, it's clearly not well known. But 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. There is also a display about... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2008

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is Australia's central bank. It's located right in the middle of CBA at Martin Place. What many people does not know is that there is a small museum on the GF of the imposing building on the history of the Australian currency. Turn left as you walk in. The display is well organised and... More

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