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The Bank of Canada Museum

30 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G9, Canada
+1 613-782-8914
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Date yourself through the currency circulated when you were young

Not the easiest Ottawa museum to visit as it is only open until 5 and closed Thursday eves. That... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2012
maltyone
,
Burnaby
Money Money Money

Fascinating look at the history of money, not only in Canada but throughout history.

Reviewed 8 March 2012
LaneOne
,
Ottawa, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“paper money” (9 reviews)
“all ages” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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30 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G9, Canada
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+1 613-782-8914
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

Not the easiest Ottawa museum to visit as it is only open until 5 and closed Thursday eves. That said it has free admission and super friendly staff. It will take no more than an hour to view. The collection ranges from preroman to present....More

1  Thank maltyone
Reviewed 8 March 2012

Fascinating look at the history of money, not only in Canada but throughout history.

Thank LaneOne
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Very interesting walk through the ages and Canadian monetary history.

Thank excobra_driver
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Worth to spend 1 hour , nice and free, entrance via sparks street

Thank bennyboy50
Reviewed 19 January 2012

It is a very small museum. There is no fee. You enter the front door where an employee behind the desk will give you some pamphlets and tell you where to start. This is a self guided tour. You walk at your own pace. I...More

Thank GTA
Reviewed 18 January 2012

We popped in one afternoon when we were in the neighbourhood for something else. I wouldn't rush there, but it was reasonably interesting.

Thank ChairmanMike
Reviewed 4 January 2012

It's a must. great little museum. We all enjoyed learning about the coins, learning which are actually made in Ottawa and which are made in Winnipeg. The kids all agreed that they would like to visit the other mint in Winnipeg if they ever get...More

Thank MississaugaTEACHER
Reviewed 22 December 2011

It's well worth it to go to the Currency Museum on a miserable winter's day - the beautiful atrium is filled with greenhouse plants, trees, and a fountain. It's a tiny taste of the tropics in the middle of a storm and very peaceful. The...More

3  Thank TurnipseedTravel
Reviewed 18 December 2011

I became a coin collector a couple of years ago. This place was a total must for me. The tour was excellent, we had a very knowledgeable guide. Thank you Zoe for making this experience so fun. The boutique could have more stuff but you...More

Thank TorontoFR
Reviewed 18 November 2011

This is a great museum if you have half an hour to kill and want to look at money, ancient, huge--12 foot stone yap from South Pacific, paper, and so on. Kind of a fun education and it does trigger the greedy bone a little.

Thank KarenOhCanada
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