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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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Currency Museum...hidden treasure

This museum very interesting and there was no admission charge. We learned a lot. My kids enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2013
surprisingly interesting

As others say, you don't expect it to be interesting, but it actually is! You see currency from all... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2013
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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
3 weeks ago
“Short visit”
27 Nov 2016
245 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G9, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-782-8914
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

This museum very interesting and there was no admission charge. We learned a lot. My kids enjoyed the video on how to spot counterfeit money. I liked learning about the early history of currency and the history of currency in Canada in particular.

Thank kyahgirl
Reviewed 19 June 2013

As others say, you don't expect it to be interesting, but it actually is! You see currency from all around the world and different periods of history. Best of all, it is a FREE CURRENCY museum!!

Thank ScaredySquirrel
Reviewed 11 June 2013

This is a great museum. It covers the history of currency around the world, including what materials were used as currency before coins, the evolution of coins, and the advent of paper money. The impact of inflation and wars, as well as frauds are also...More

Thank Ladira
Reviewed 22 May 2013 via mobile

Hurry Hurry Hurry before this absolutely free and marvelous museum closes for three years. This museum is one of my favorite places in Ottawa and it is FREE!!!!! Outstanding collection of coins from ancient times til the present and paper currency as well. If only...More

2  Thank BrockDaBadger
Reviewed 3 May 2013

We were just walking by the Bank of Canada tower and noticed that it had a museum. I expected to spend maybe 10 minutes in there, but we spent the better part of an hour. The displays were informative and interesting. Worth the visit!

1  Thank Renart
Reviewed 4 April 2013

For a free museum there is a lot to see. You get to view money from the beginning of civilization and what is particularly fascinating is seeing how much money has changed in just the last one hundred years. The section on credit cards is...More

1  Thank WeVentureForth
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We took our 5-year-old and toddler with us to this museum and though it didn't hold their attention as much as it did ours it was quite interesting. There is a collection of coins and bills from throughout history. The collection of money in shelves...More

1  Thank MelRoseC
Reviewed 15 March 2013

This is a small but very well designed museum which gives not only the history of currency, but the reasons and motives behind it, its design, and how it has evolved through the centuries. It's not just a display of a bunch of bills! Definitely...More

1  Thank Paul U
Reviewed 14 February 2013 via mobile

Iam a collector of paper money and coins. This free museum has much to offer the interested collector! It has a great display of money through our history and world history!

1  Thank Gary C
Reviewed 28 January 2013

Every currency you can think of is there for you to look at and read about. Nice museum, but that's what it is currency. Very nice, the little kids will find this boring, and do yourself a favor, don't make stupid jokes about you robbing...More

1  Thank axxiefox
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