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Address: 2 The Crescent, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Good little museum

I always like going to museums at central banks around the world and this is a good little museum if you are interested in old money or economics. There is a good display about... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
geographyguy_11
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Brisbane, Queensland
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Brisbane, Queensland
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373 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I always like going to museums at central banks around the world and this is a good little museum if you are interested in old money or economics. There is a good display about the history of the bank and of money in New Zealand, accompanied by a great selection of old notes and coins. It is a shame that... More 

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oswestry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

While waiting for a parliament tour we popped in here out of rain it was surprisingly interesting and informative.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017

We gained good insight into the history on New Zealand economy, historic coins and also observed the fun water running economy machine. We didn't see it running yet but want to make it one day.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 21, 2016

I didn't even know this was here but we came for a seminar held here. Note though that the address on this is incorrect, it's actually at 1 The Terrace, Wellington The museum is smallish but interesting exhibits and history and purpose of the Reserve Bank on display.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Just so interesting, the history of money in NZ, and what it does for the economy, the secret vaults that were used to house new printed money and the vaults themselves. Oh. ...and the caged vault with a million dollars in it, though rendered worthless with punched holes in it...worth a look.

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2016

The place is a good place to come to, to know more about New Zealand currency. I did think it would be more than what it is and I really wouldn’t go out of my way to visit here, but if you were passing then yes pop in.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2016

It is just a few minutes walk from Parliament Building. A great place for money history buffs. There is a very interesting array of New Zealand notes and their history.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2016

My wife and I had some time to kill and we figured since it was practically across the road from the Beehive and free we would check it out. Give a good history of NZ currency and has some interesting stuff for people of all ages.

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Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2016

This place is relatively small and most of the time empty, but it is well-prepared and you could basically learn all there is about the economy in New Zealand and how its currency has evolved. As the place is in the Lambton Quay and close to the parliament, you could do this when you are doing a tour of the... More 

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Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice museum if you have about 30 minutes to spare. Just a block up from the beehive at the corner of the terrace. Lots of free pamphlets and displays of old and current currency. See a 100 trillion note from Zimbabwe when they had hyper inflation. Guess how much cash in a pile of $50 NZ notes. There are several... More 

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