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Reserve Bank Museum

2 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
(04) 471 3682
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Ranked #75 of 146 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Museums
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Wellington, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Located at number 2 the Terrace the Reserve Bank Museum offers an intriguingly different perspective on New Zealand history. Displays include collectors coins from antiquity and New Zealand and one of the world's only working MONIAC computers. This is a great attraction, entertaining and educational. Perfect for tour groups or visitors exploring the CBD by themselves. For more information my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

This museum is a fantastic look at the past and current banking industry. Really interesting and fascinating. Entry is free so put it on your list

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This is a free museum and nicely located at the start of The Terrace across from parliament house. So it would be worth stopping when doing the tour there. As others have commented, it is one rather large room with some well displayed educational details on how the central bank works as well as the history of its money printing.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

it does not take long to go through the museum, as it is really only 1 large room, but it is interesting and you can actually see 1 million dollars. The machine that represents the flow of money in the economy is also a one of kind that explains the concept in a way that no text book ever could.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

A good look at how NZ currency is made. The history of the Reserve Banking system.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Really worthwhile visiting this museum. Make sure you take up Mark's offer of a tour around. He was very knowledgable and entertaining. Interesting seeing where the ocr announcements are made. Not many New Zealanders would know about the MONIAC. Sad that we dont as the inventor was a genious. No entrance fee.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

This is a specialist museum, showing New Zealand currency over the years, giving a bit of history on the New Zealand economy and financial system. Initially I thought it would be more of interest to coin collectors and financial types, but the displays are very informative and well set out. I think it gave an interesting insight into New Zealand... More

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