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The Bank of Canada Museum

30 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G9, Canada
+1 613-782-8914
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Great exhibition about the history of finance. Staff were able to dispel the urban myth about... read more

Reviewed yesterday
13Lin13
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Free!

We bumped into this small but interesting museum with free admission. It is very informative with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
snworb
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Toronto, Canada
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Experience the most comprehensive collection of Canadian notes, coins, and tokens in the world as well as currency from other countries. The Currency Museum is just a five minute walk from Parliament Hill. Free Admission.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“bank notes” (3 reviews)
“ancient times” (2 reviews)
“central bank” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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30 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G9, Canada
Byward Market Area
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+1 613-782-8914
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Reviewed yesterday

Great exhibition about the history of finance. Staff were able to dispel the urban myth about Canadian bank notes being given the scent of Maple. Not true- it’s just the smell of the plastic.

Thank 13Lin13
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We bumped into this small but interesting museum with free admission. It is very informative with many interesting currency displays. I was fascinated by the fairly large package of $50 bills that were fused together by heat because they were retrieved from the World Trade...More

Thank snworb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't heard enough to take notice and plan to visit this museum, but spotted it walking by and decided to take the time for a visit. From the moment we walked in and were greeted by friendly and knowledgeable staff, we were impressed. We learned...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t see much advertising for the Bank of Canada museum, we just happened to walk by and check it out. What a wonderful museum! Would highly recommend. To start, it’s free. The staff are so friendly and the museum is interactive and fun for...More

Thank Alissa7890
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An eye-catching building front. Its an easy walk down from downtown. Its a good place to bring children on a rainy day. Its also good for adults! The history money and coins detailed in the exhibits. Plenty of interactive activities for young children. Free admission.

Thank 22Senior_travels
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a lot to gain interest of the visitor as it has lots of interactive resources. The history of money is detailed well and there was an interesting range of worldwide currencies. Bags can be left in the cloakroom hangers. An easy walk...More

Thank TravellerB17
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

What a gem you have here. Learn about how you fit into the economy. Interactive displays throughout this museum and lots of coins from around the world. Even the kids will have fun. !! Right in the heart of downtown Ottawa. Put this on your...More

1  Thank Cher A
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

A museum focussing on the role of a central bank is not the most promising of subjects for many people. However, Canada has done a superb job making the workings of the bank and the role, purposes and history of money into a very engaging...More

1  Thank BucksToon
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

I recommend a visit to this museum for people visiting either with kids or grownups only. You start by making a little funny avatar (though very few choices to personalize) that will represent you throughout he visit. A wrist strap with a chip will identify...More

1  Thank Sam H
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

The museum is right downtown, and parking is difficult. Walk there or take public transit. The museum is not just for coin collectors. It tells the story of the economic history of the country. This may sound boring, but it anything but. Lots of modern,...More

1  Thank conlaplante
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