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Bank of Montreal Museum

129, Rue St-Jacque, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1L6, Canada
+1 514-877-6810
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Tiny, free

History of money and banking in this tiny free museum located inside the bank. Lots of interesting... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Kevin W
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Kamloops, Canada
via mobile
Nice building, quick and free

Lovely architecture both outside and in. There is not hat much to see but the limited exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Kevin A
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Hawick, United Kingdom
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129, Rue St-Jacque, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1L6, Canada
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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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.

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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.

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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

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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

Thank PrestonGuild
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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

Thank JLC-mtl2015
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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.

Thank larry155
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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

Thank BigGandLittleT
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Not the type of place you'd go out of your way to see, but being that it is located in Old Montreal right across the street from the Notre Dame Basilica, there's really no reason not to check it out if you have a few...More

Thank James I
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Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

This is a very small (albeit free) museum that takes you through a journey of Canadian currency. It was really interesting and even held the kids' interest whilst we spend 20 mins looking at the exhibits.

Thank AussieRhino
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

The bank itself is very beautiful and impressive, and the Bank Museum inside was a fun (free!) diversion to tack on after visiting the Notre Dame Basilica (across the street). We enjoyed reading about the development of money in Canada and seeing all the old...More

Thank Kgirl00
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