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Bank of Canada Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Went for the special Viola Desmond exhibit

Went for the special Viola Desmond exhibit and it was great. They have some rare pieces on display... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
FuzzyBeaver
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Montreal, Canada
Great option for kids..

Great option for kids.. interactive learning about Bank of Canada, it's history and role. Free... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mississaugares001
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Mississauga, Canada
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Enter the heart of the economic system and explore fun, hands-on, interactive exhibits that cover everything from how people’s expectations affect the health of an economy to how inflation targeting works (hint: you get to fly a rocket ship!). The...more
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30 Bank Street | At the corder of Bank and Wellington streets, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for the special Viola Desmond exhibit and it was great. They have some rare pieces on display for this. The tour of the exhibit was really interesting. They really upped their game on the rest of the museum. All very interactive with tons of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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BankofCanadaMuseum, Manager at Bank of Canada Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed our A Noteworthy Woman exhibition, there definitely are some treasures in there! We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great option for kids.. interactive learning about Bank of Canada, it's history and role. Free entry does not hurt :) A minute walk from the Parliament.. so a worthwhile option to check out. not too time consuming either.

Date of experience: March 2019
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BankofCanadaMuseum, Manager at Bank of Canada Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you had a good time with your family! Stop by to see us next time you are in town -- we will have a new temporary exhibition on display next September.

Reviewed March 2, 2019

This museum has been totally re-done and gives you a look at how our currency has evolved. It's FREE.

Date of experience: September 2018
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BankofCanadaMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Bank of Canada Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

Glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

Loved this. It’s free admittance and self guided. They give you a bracelet (that must be returned) and you get to make an avitar. You learn about the process of finance from the very beginning of Canada. From bartering to today’s currency. So cool.

Date of experience: February 2019
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BankofCanadaMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Bank of Canada Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

Thanks for the review! Hope you're able to visit us again soon.

Reviewed February 26, 2019

Great guided tour round this facility which mints speciality coins for Canada and many other countries from precious metals. Guide was very entertaining and informative and happy to answer any questions.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

This is a great little museum near Parliament Hill. It is worth a visit (it will only take about an hour/hour and a half) to visit, and is newly renovated and interactive. We enjoyed learning about the history of currency, and the activities on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jessibean
BankofCanadaMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Bank of Canada Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

Glad you enjoyed the interactives in the Museum!

Reviewed December 9, 2018

It has a lot of material inside the museum. If you like collecting or have interest in money this place has lots of cool history. Collections of bank notes from all over the world. It's suitable for kids and is a very updated museum. Best...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jeff c
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

This small museum,located close to the Parliament buildings,is an enjoyable indoor escape.Enough interactive displays to spend a good hour browsing.Nicely laid out,plenty of interesting formats of money used worldwide.Worth the visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Spent about an hour, but still had lots of ground to cover to live the "total" experience. Probably not the best for kids, as some financial concepts are difficult to comprehend even for mature adults. Not too many people when we went, on a Sunday...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charles G
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I had a couple hours to kill before catching our bus so we stopped by here (it's free, you can't beat that). We were expecting a collection of bills and coins which would have been interesting enough. However, it was so much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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