NBP Money Centre
NBP Money Centre
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Discover the fascinating world of money! The Sławomir S. Skrzypek NBP Money Centre is a modern educational institution showing the role and history of money against the background of the social and economic history of the world and Poland.
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Neighborhood: Śródmieście Północne
How to get there
  • Nowy Świat-Uniwersytet • 3 min walk
  • Świętokrzyska • 7 min walk
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  • som
    Lund, Sweden22 contributions
    Informative and fun
    An excellent, informative and fun experience which includes the history of currency/ trading,a masive collection of Polish and international notes , spotting fake notes, the stock exchange and the opportunity to hold a bar of gold. Lots of interactive displays made it fun. The guides are very helpful though the security guard was keeping a very close eye on us and the gold bar! All this for free as well. Note that one must go through airport style security before entering.
    Written November 6, 2022
  • Robbert67
    The Hague, The Netherlands65 contributions
    Very informative and worth wile
    Amazing museum. Gives an interesting history of the invention, use and future of money. Would have given 5 stars if the use of card and audio set made more sense. Still very informative and entertaining, also for the English speaking audience.
    Traveled with family
    Written January 4, 2022
  • soluslupus
    Gdynia, Poland154 contributions
    Wszedłem zachwycony!
    Bardzo trudno jest opisać miejsce, które trzeba zaoczyć i dotknąć, żeby wiedzieć co to jest. Na początek trzeba podkreślić, ze wstęp jest darmowy. Dla dzieci przygotowano dodatkowe atrakcje w postaci karty do realizacji zadań, za co otrzymuje się ciekawe gadżety na koniec. Ale Centrum Pieniądza to także przesympatyczni, uśmiechnięci i pomocni ludzie z obsługi. Cała ekspozycje przygotowana z ogromną pieczołowitością i kreatywnością. Ogromny szacunek dla twórców. Moich dwóch synów (9 i 12 lat) nie chciało stąd wychodzić. Co można zobaczyć? Między innymi historię pieniądza, ale i rozwój cywilizacji i ich gospodarek. Poznać systemy monetarne. Zobaczyć skarbiec i dotknąć sztabki złota (prawdziwej!). Poznać historię polskiej bankowości i polskiego pieniądza. Zobaczyć jak działają bezgotówkowe systemy płatności, w tym funkcjonowanie bankomatu. Zapoznać się z funkcjonowaniem giełdy. Zobaczyć jak robi się pieniądze - od projektu do finalnego produktu. Niezwykle ciekawe i na najwyższym światowym poziomie miejsce - w wielu miejscach w Europie byłem ale czegoś tak dobrego, w każdym calu, nie widziałem. POLECAM!!!
    Written January 16, 2020
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som
Lund, Sweden22 contributions
Nov 2022
An excellent, informative and fun experience which includes the history of currency/ trading,a masive collection of Polish and international notes , spotting fake notes, the stock exchange and the opportunity to hold a bar of gold. Lots of interactive displays made it fun. The guides are very helpful though the security guard was keeping a very close eye on us and the gold bar! All this for free as well.
Note that one must go through airport style security before entering.
Written November 6, 2022
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Bram L
Leuven, Belgium76 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We went here because of the other tripadvisor review and were NOT disappointed!!

A perfect blend of hi tech displays and friendly knowledgeable humans. Especially the guy at the gold bar exhibit who tolerated our 20 minute questions crossfire deserves a shout out. Funny, knowledgeable and a deep passion for the topic, that’s how it should be!!!

Mind blowing that this museum is offered for free, would be worth an above average ticket fee for sure!!!
Written August 29, 2022
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Robbert67
The Hague, The Netherlands65 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Amazing museum. Gives an interesting history of the invention, use and future of money. Would have given 5 stars if the use of card and audio set made more sense. Still very informative and entertaining, also for the English speaking audience.
Written January 4, 2022
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Zajączkowska
Krakow, Poland39 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Really good and interactive museum! It was surprise for us that visiting was free of charge! Too bad that there is no 500 PLN in the exhibition! :)

You should come before 10 am because the queue was soooo long. There could be only 60 visitors inside.
Written September 5, 2021
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nataliem7
London, UK65 contributions
Sep 2019
Very interesting museum with a lot of information and interactive exhibits. One could probably spend more than one day here depending on their interest level. Admission is free as are audio guides. The audio guides provide a good depth of information and interactive exhibits add to this information. There is a lot to take in!
Written September 23, 2019
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lita_alter
Moscow, Russia54 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Entrance is just in the left part of main ark to the NPBank. Plan at least 1.5 hours to explore this place and keep in mind they’ll ask everyone out around 17.50.
Definitely worth going for adults and children!
Written September 7, 2019
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TanisLea
Canberra, Australia40 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
This has to be one of the best museums in Europe. The history of money and it’s influence on trade, economics and ultimately politics is presented through large displays, interactive videos and high tech fun. I loved the money shower room, where gold coins appear to fall from the ceiling to mound up in the place where I stood, there is a real gold bar to try lifting under the watchful eye of a security guard and the largest coin ever made, weighing 19.5kg. The high tech virtual displays where the visitor swipes left and right, up and down to bring forward the displays and information were great fun and gave a real feeling of participation.
There is so much to see and do in this museum, and other museums could learn a lot from the fun style of presentation.
Best of all it’s all free, but be prepared to stay for a while, because the displays will beguile you.
Written July 3, 2019
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dirishere
Bydgoszcz, Poland18 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
It is easy to get to the museum from the train station. Admission is free. The service is very friendly and helpful. A modern exhibition concerns the history of money in Poland and in the world. On the exhibition you can see numismatic items from all historical periods - from ancient Egypt to modern times.
Written January 30, 2019
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t4upl
Warsaw, Poland53 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
The museum is well designed and well-located but you must know it's there because entrance is almost invisible from the street. The main idea behind the exhibition is to show the story of the money from early non-monetary system through metal based currency to digital money.

The content is informative but not boring. Some sections will be understandable only to Poles as foreign tourist may lack some historic facts commonly known to natives. The museum is made up of 3 floors, map provided at the entrance proved to be very useful. Staff is nice and helpful. Museum has some interactive elements but to be honest for the most part they proved to be too difficult to operate so I went old-school instead. While historic sections well top-notched I felt that parts about money production and digital money could have been done a little bit better (especially the money production). On the entrance you get a credit card (of sorts), that activates interactive elements. Activation is signalled by sound. As somebody else was using the card it created noise what was disturbing during the visit.

HIGHLIGHTS:
- Gold bar that you can try to lift (12 kg weight, 2 million zloty worth)
- Biggest coin in the world (or what happens if everyone uses gold standard and you have only copper)
- How to detect false money (once somebody tried to force me to accept fake money, I'm on look out ever since and believe this to be valuable lesson)

It's not a must-see by far and has its flaws but definitely worth your time. It's not that big so it's possible to fit in between other attractions. If you can give it a go. Personally I'm satisfied with the visit.

Ps. If you are coin lover a must-see. There's a good collection to be seen :)
Written August 18, 2018
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Wobaj
Tarnow, Poland1,093 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
Between two metro stations - Świętokrzyska and Nowy Świat, at Świetokrzyska street, you can find very interesting museum. The entrance is difficult to find. It is located in the gate of official NBP building. First, the guard checks you, using metal detector, like at the airport :-), you will receive something like credit card and you can start visiting this place ...
There are 4 levels, with many rooms - History of money, Treasury, Street of the banks, Coiner's room, Stock market, Mint. Every room contains a lot of interactive devices, you set on, by credit card, received from the guard. You can lift the heaviest European coin, take the money from cashpoint, hold gold bar, recognize fake banknote.
AND ... the best ... everything is for free.
Written December 23, 2017
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NBP Money Centre (Warsaw) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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NBP Money Centre is open:
  • Tue - Wed 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM