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An essential history of financial pioneers

Though small, the museum is located inside the impressive Bank of Montreal building. The museum is... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2018
621marting
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Hythe, United Kingdom
A trip through banking history

Firstly this is free but it’s also short however worth a quick look into how BMO became what it is... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
ShaunL
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Clanfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

Though small, the museum is located inside the impressive Bank of Montreal building. The museum is free and presents a fascinating time line of the financial history of Montreal, its interactions with the French and British, how the settlers financed and regulated trade and property,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Firstly this is free but it’s also short however worth a quick look into how BMO became what it is today. Includes a replica branch through to early bank notes. But for me it wasn’t the so much the museum but the old building it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

A Characterful historically imposing building in the heart of Montreal Old Town. You can't fail to be impressed by this building. It doesn't matter if what's beyond the door doesn't blow you away but it's a lovely building to see, assess and consider. If you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve T
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

History of money and banking in this tiny free museum located inside the bank. Lots of interesting rare bank notes. Stop by after your tour of Notre Dame. Shouldn't take longer than 15-20 minutes.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely architecture both outside and in. There is not hat much to see but the limited exhibits are still worth a look. Banks of the bygone age come to life.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

It's a nice little museum really not much more in the room. It has some Curren$y and display cases coins and bills as well as some old equipment. What is real impressive is the building which the museum is held the architecture and the expense...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank johncS9706VI
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This neo classical building is still impressive both from the outside and inside. We visited it as part of the Old Montreal walking tour. There is a small museum about its history as a bank. Now it used by IT start ups and there is...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The Bank of Montreal is the oldest bank in Canada, founded in 1817 - Used to be the head office of the bank but not anymore. Visit the inside but again no worries if it is closed, the exterior neoclassical style / Pantheon-like building is...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank JLC-mtl2015
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great building, inside and out. It has a lot of marble. If you are interested in architecture this is worth a quick look. The lobby has a WW I monument. It was is near the Catherdral. See both at the same time.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank larry155
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This small museum located in the Head Office building of Bank of Montreal tells the history of the bank (Canada's first) and the history of banking and money in Canada. Also includes a selection of children's banks. Be sure to take a look at the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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