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Museum of Australian Currency Notes

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Address: Ground Floor 65 Martin Pl | Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61-2-95519743
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Very quiet

For a blast around in 30 minutes. The museum was very smart and interesting and was unbelievably quiet. Enjoyed it and would recommend if passing by. Oh its free too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a blast around in 30 minutes. The museum was very smart and interesting and was unbelievably quiet. Enjoyed it and would recommend if passing by. Oh its free too!

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Also known as the Reserve Bank of Australia Museum it is free to get in and has an excellent permanent collection as well as some great exhibits including Before Sunset about the role of the bank in WWI and the 50th anniversary of the Decimal Revolution which I still don’t wholly understand but was interesting nonetheless. As a novice collector... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We popped in here as we are partial to those lesser known or perhaps more obscure museums - and it was mainly me being interested in seeing the old paper banknotes I remember as a kid. And actually - there's a LOT more to see aside from just those. There's the whole development and prototyping of the polymer banknotes as... More 

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Coopernook, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Displays of currency throughout the years in Australia are well displayed and explained. Stories of money being counter fitted and the ways that have been invented to prevent it. Interesting to learn what happens with warn out plastic notes! Air conditioned so good on a warm day. Easy access from train station at martin place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

A well laid out exhibition of Australia's currency history, including a history of the people that grace our notes and several designs that didn't make the grade. About 30 mins including viewing the 1965/6 conversion ad. My older friends still remember the tune and words to the jingle. Pity there is no gift shop.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Not for everyone but I found the history fascinating. I grew up with ponds, shillings and pence, then changed over to decimal currency when I was 10, so this brought back many memories. It's not all about the money as there is a snapshot of Australia as it was.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Went here on a rainy day and was very surprised by how well laid out and interesting this small museum is. You could easily spend a couple of hours reading all the information on Australian currency history. I avoided this place for a number of years because I thought nothing of it and that it would be boring but to... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Interesting museum on the history of Australian bank notes and well worth a visit if you're wandering by. It was also interesting to see that Australia signed the ANZUS agreement with the USA a bit back (1951). Might have been a 5 star rating if the NZ part of the agreement had been remembered :-)

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Adelaide, SA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 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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The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.