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“What a great surprise!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada

Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada
Ranked #66 of 254 things to do in Ottawa
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Owner description: 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.
Saskatoon, Canada
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“What a great surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2011

We spent a wonderful 1 1/2 at the Currency Museum -- it is a bit hidden and not well marked, but persist! The currency displays are interesting, there are many interactive activities for children, and the history of money proves to be surprisingly fascinating. Staff are friendly and accessible (but there are very few tours, so prepare to work through the money exhibits on your own). There is a particularly interesting set of displays on counterfeiting!

Visited July 2011
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Toronto, Canada
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“Pretty cool and FREE”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2008

I thought this place was pretty cool.
It's inside a mall kind of place but easy to find and ALWAYS free.
I went there one afternoon as it was close and free and spent about 2 hours there. There's activities for kids but I would say adults would get more out of it.
It starts off with a history of currency, then they have like every bill ever produced in Canada, with a history of the currency of the country, from the time local banks issued money (Bank of Toronto, $5) to present day. They had money with the King on it, the $1000 bill which I've never seen, loads of stuff, all very interactive.
At the end they have a section on counterfeiting with some counterfeit bills to compare to real ones and a workshop on how to spot a fake bill.
Quite excellent, and did I mention free?

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