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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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Great place to visit. Great for all ages and best of all is free of charge.

Very informative place. My wife and I loved it. Highly recommend it. Great for all ages as it has... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
BRADA H
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Canada
Free gem in downtown Ottawa

We enjoyed our visit to view how our money has changed over the years. The museum is informative... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Sharon M
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Brantford
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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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+1 613-782-8914
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Very informative place. My wife and I loved it. Highly recommend it. Great for all ages as it has something interesting for everyone.

1  Thank BRADA H
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

We enjoyed our visit to view how our money has changed over the years. The museum is informative with touch screens, games, etc. to entertain adults and kids alike. Because it is free and self guided you can pop in any time during the hours...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

The location across from Parliament is excellent, there are few walkable museums downtown. Opened in this new location last July , it is a state of the art museum experience. Interactive displays, covering the context of economy and money from ancient times, to wampum belts...More

Thank cultureguy
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Located not far from Parliament Hill; extensive collection of Canadian currency; interactive stations; gift shop to purchase souvenirs; also able to create your "own" currency!

Thank Geraldine F
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Great way to spend a few hours. The museum is free and full of fun interactive exhibits. A good mixture of history and learning about the economy.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Really great museum, I got in on the free admission day. Before you go in, you create an avatar which then is on your bracelet and you tap the bracelet on the displays. Cool idea and very interesting.

Thank 15Alex15
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Was there with a group and we had an excellent time. The installations were informing and definitly not lame. Would highly recommend if in Ottawa and you want something modern and innovative.

Thank klangdon
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Nice museum talking about money , currency and Bank of Canada. Very geared to kids which is great to get them involved... amazing pieces of currency and bank notes.

Thank suzannesg
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We did not expect that it would be so interesting in this very modern museum. Great work of Bank of Canada plus it is free admission!!! We can spend the whole day and even do not notice the time going away. Filled with a wealth...More

Thank Valeria K
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This new and interactive museum is a nice way to spend an hour. There are traditional exhibits about money and banking as well as games to play and a movie to watch. You can design your own banknote.

Thank Robert D
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