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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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Informative museum

An eye-catching building front. Its an easy walk down from downtown. Its a good place to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
22Senior_travels
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Australia
Free museum with lots of interactive resources

This museum has a lot to gain interest of the visitor as it has lots of interactive resources. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TravellerB17
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“paper money” (9 reviews)
“bank notes” (3 reviews)
“ancient times” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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30 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G9, Canada
Byward Market Area
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An eye-catching building front. Its an easy walk down from downtown. Its a good place to bring children on a rainy day. Its also good for adults! The history money and coins detailed in the exhibits. Plenty of interactive activities for young children. Free admission.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum has a lot to gain interest of the visitor as it has lots of interactive resources. The history of money is detailed well and there was an interesting range of worldwide currencies. Bags can be left in the cloakroom hangers. An easy walk...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

What a gem you have here. Learn about how you fit into the economy. Interactive displays throughout this museum and lots of coins from around the world. Even the kids will have fun. !! Right in the heart of downtown Ottawa. Put this on your...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

A museum focussing on the role of a central bank is not the most promising of subjects for many people. However, Canada has done a superb job making the workings of the bank and the role, purposes and history of money into a very engaging...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I recommend a visit to this museum for people visiting either with kids or grownups only. You start by making a little funny avatar (though very few choices to personalize) that will represent you throughout he visit. A wrist strap with a chip will identify...More

1  Thank Sam H
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The museum is right downtown, and parking is difficult. Walk there or take public transit. The museum is not just for coin collectors. It tells the story of the economic history of the country. This may sound boring, but it anything but. Lots of modern,...More

1  Thank conlaplante
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We came across this museum by coincidence as we were trying to escape the frigid March wind on our walk near the Parliament Buildings. The kids were excited to choose an avatar to take them through the museum with a swipe of their bracelets. It...More

Thank Weatherweary
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

A good introduction to money and financial systems and economies, with material for a wide ranges of ages and levels of sophistication. They've tried hard to make it lively and interactive, but not to the point of distraction. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Worth a visit.

Thank keuthen
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This is a great museum especially considering it's free admission. They give you bracelets that you swipe into different exhibits. You can do quizzes to see how you fit into Canada's economy and the glocal economy. They have games to explain supply and demand, and...More

Thank Kathy K
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Just because we were parked close to the museum and it was free, we decided to go inside. We enjoyed this very much, it was very informative and we stayed about 1h15 even though we were told the usual visit takes about 45 min. we...More

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