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Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada

245 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G9, Canada
+1 613-782-8914
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Ottawa might not be able to compete with some cities for their great museums, but it does have a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edward W
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Toronto, Canada
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Interesting

We found the tour interesting even if the production was not on because it was a Saturday.cheap... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
y_biss
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Saint Jerome, 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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
3 weeks ago
“Short visit”
27 Nov 2016
“Interesting”
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245 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G9, Canada
Byward Market Area
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ottawa might not be able to compete with some cities for their great museums, but it does have a decent collection. Most don't even know about this small museum but it is a worthy entry for those found in Ottawa. The topic might be a...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We found the tour interesting even if the production was not on because it was a Saturday.cheap activity for entire family!

Thank y_biss
Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is an interesting place to visit, With coins and banknotes from all ages. It also has notes, tokens , payment cards and any other ways of payment used through ages. The museum is closed until 2017 for renovation

Thank thor2705
Reviewed 10 July 2015

You might think this will be a boring little museum, but in fact it is a fascinating place. They have coins and paper money from all ages, and all over the world. It is free, and entrance is through the Bank of Canada's beautiful indoor...More

Thank Jeannie C
Reviewed 3 October 2014

About 5 months ago the Bank of Canada building in Ottawa closed for a major building renovation. It was announced at the time that the Museum Currency of the Bank of Canada was moving to the Canadian Royal Mint on Sussex Drive in Ottawa. It...More

3  Thank UnforgettableRome
Reviewed 4 August 2013

You can do this justice in an hour--very interesting look at the beginnings of currency and Canada's approach.

3  Thank 49Dianne
Reviewed 23 July 2013

bills from all over the world, cool run down of the world and how currency came about. Very interesting place

2  Thank bradr879
Reviewed 15 July 2013

It's a small museum compared to the others but it's free and it's right around where we were. Nothing special though.

Thank BrickWall166
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Great little FREE museum is closing for 3 years for renovations. I look forward to seeing the new one. There will instead be " travelling exhibitions", and an " enhanced cyber-museum".

2  Thank bmark091
Reviewed 2 July 2013

We went to the museum on Canada day, at the request of my 9 year old. The curator has done a wonderful job of delivering what might be considered dry material in an extremely interesting fashion. There are many coins from all over the world...More

1  Thank Kevin K
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