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“Amazing little museum”

Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania
Ranked #11 of 230 things to do in Vilnius
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

The entrance to the museum is really humble and there isn't anything but "Money museum" (my best guess, it's written in lithuanian) over the door to advertise the place. When we walked in and asked for two tickets the guy behind the desk looked puzzled and said "No tickets" and elaborated with "it's free". This was a pleasant surprise but the museum was even bigger one! It's quite a small museum (two floors with only a few rooms), but the space is very nicely used, staff is more than helpful and it was actually really interesting to find more about the history of currency. It wasn't just text and exhibits either, but there was a machine where you could get your value if you were made of gold, silver or platinum, there was quiz computer on which you got to print out your own bill, with your own picture if you did well enough (and if you didn't the staff did it for you:) and other really fun and interesting interactive things you can get your hands on. If you ever go to Vilnius, this museum is absolutely worth the visit!

Thank miinin
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pinigumuziejus, Specialist Money Museum at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Dear Miinin,

The Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania is a small one, but when you enter into it you could get into the basement floor in which we exhibit all the road of the money starting from the first money which were things, like, amber or furs in Baltic region countries, or salt in Etiopia; we also have first made Chinese coins which were made from bronze; different denomination silver coins made in middle ages and etc. On the first floor we present the banking history of the world and Lithuanian; also, we reveal todays realities of currency and economical situation. Each of our visitor could have a try and visit different world countries from given 200 countries just pressing the button of the picked country. Moreover, if our visitors reach 50 percents doing the test and getting the correct answers, they have a possibility to make theirown personal banknote.


Warm Regards from Lithuania:)

Money Museum Staff

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

One of the best Lithuanian museums I have been to. Interesting and informative. The exposition is worth seeing. Highly recommended.

1  Thank AniSav1
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pinigumuziejus, Specialist Money Museum at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Dear AniSav,

Thanks a lot evaluating the Money Museum being the best Lithuanian museum. Truly, Money Museum is an exceptional place. Personally for me, Money Museum is the Mecca of financial and money world as it contains rich collection of various exhibition which reveal the history and todays realities of finance and money. Money Museum includes high tech tools which give an opportunity for our visitors to get to know new information exploring it themselves, just using interactive tools, like, for instance, making for yourself a souvenir museum coin strucking method which was popular in XVI century. Or making for yourself personal banknote with your image, just doing the test and reaching the 50 percents answering the questions and receiving awards.
Finally, museum is an exceptional place for a visitor who are willing not only look throught rich collection of different exhibitions which reveal money and financial history and todays realities, but in the same time to explore this road from the first money which were goods till todays money - money which are electronic and in the same time gives an opportunity to travel without currency exchange.

Warm Regards from Lithuania:)

Money Museum Staff

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Reviewed March 14, 2014

bit of history especially as LT ruled by various parties over the last 100 or so years each time having to issue different bank notes was free to get in too

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pinigumuziejus, Specialist Money Museum at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Dear Richard,

Thank you very much for a review you made about the Money Museum. The Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania contains rich collection not only of Lithuanian money, but it presents the history of world money, too. Exposition of the Money Museum comprise of the first money, which were things or certain goods, later on they were changed with metal money - first money were plain copper alloys which didn't have any marks of identification which could proove that this alloy could serve as mean of settlement. The history of money continues till todays popular currency - bank cards, electronic money, which let for humans travel freely and not exhanging money in differenc currencies. Moreover, the Money Museum presents todays currency and facts about banking system. Using interactive board, our guest could visit different country just pressing the button with the booked countries name and find out the given country currency, its economic situation and etc.
Money Museum is an exceptional place which do not leaves anyone indifferent.

Warm Regards from Lithuania:)

Money Museum Staff

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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Very good museum for all ages. You can 'make' your own money, get your weight measured in gold and find out lots of information on every imaginable currency. Worth a trip.

1  Thank Siobhan M
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pinigumuziejus, Money Museum Specialist at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2014

Dear Deisequeen,

Please accept the Money Museum staff thankfulness for a lovely review you made about our place, telling in it to our visitors what they could acknowledge and experience while visiting world and financial Mecca as I call the Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania which contains exhibitions disclosing the history and todays reality of finance and money. I could not agree more with you that museum offers to visitors to experience and get to know new things using interactive tools which do not leave anyone indifferent and engages into the cognition process.
It was a pleasure to have you in the Money Museum!

Warm Regards from Lithuania:)

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

lits a small and boring museum,
it has 2 main atractions, only if you had the time for it

the guide lady was very nice

not a must

3  Thank Benda6
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pinigumuziejus, Museum Specialist at Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Dear guest from Israel,

Thank you very much for visiting and writing a review about the Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania. Moreover, I deeply appreciate the evaluation you have made about the guiding lady, naming her being nice!:)

Warm, warm, warm regards from Lithuania!

Respectfully,
Very nice lady;)

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