NBP Money Centre

NBP Money Centre, Warsaw: Hours, Address, NBP Money Centre Reviews: 5/5

NBP Money Centre
5
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
About
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.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Śródmieście Północne
How to get there
  • Nowy Świat-Uniwersytet • 3 min walk
  • Świętokrzyska • 7 min walk

5.0
73 reviews
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nataliem7
London, UK59 contributions
Comprehensive money museum
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
Interesting and free!
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
Free entry to an amazing high-tech museum
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, Poland17 contributions
Worth to see
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
A tale of money (and wealth in general)
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, Poland1,073 contributions
Fantastic place
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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TravelAnne
Perth, Australia624 contributions
Must see place when you are interested in seeing how money makes the world go round:-)
Nov 2017 • Couples
We were in awe with this new "must see "money centre. Interactive and well designed, it gives you inside in the world of money and banks. This place is great for school kids as well. There is an impressive collection of bank notes and coins from all over the world. Sadly, no shop where you can buy "UNC" bank notes
Written November 10, 2017
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IzaBog
Warsaw, Poland16 contributions
Interesting, interactive and free
Aug 2017 • Solo
I am very surprised that such a well designed place is not widely known. It is modern, interactive, interesting, with very helpful stuff and fully translated to English. And free of charge! Definitely worth visiting.
Written August 17, 2017
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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