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Museum of Australian Currency Notes

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Address: Ground Floor 65 Martin Pl | Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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+61 2 9551 9743
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00

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Comprehensive Australian Currency Display

Free. Very good quality displays. Finals display with giant touchscreen allowed deep understanding of the new polymer notes.

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Chris A
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Townsville, Australia
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Free. Very good quality displays. Finals display with giant touchscreen allowed deep understanding of the new polymer notes.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

wandered past here on my lunch break one day awesome free entry so much info and history in the Australian cuirrency

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

For a blast around in 30 minutes. The museum was very smart and interesting and was unbelievably quiet. Enjoyed it and would recommend if passing by. Oh its free too!

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1 Thank Likeshisf00d
Moncton, Canada
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Also known as the Reserve Bank of Australia Museum it is free to get in and has an excellent permanent collection as well as some great exhibits including Before Sunset about the role of the bank in WWI and the 50th anniversary of the Decimal Revolution which I still don’t wholly understand but was interesting nonetheless. As a novice collector... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We popped in here as we are partial to those lesser known or perhaps more obscure museums - and it was mainly me being interested in seeing the old paper banknotes I remember as a kid. And actually - there's a LOT more to see aside from just those. There's the whole development and prototyping of the polymer banknotes as... More 

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Coopernook, Australia
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

Displays of currency throughout the years in Australia are well displayed and explained. Stories of money being counter fitted and the ways that have been invented to prevent it. Interesting to learn what happens with warn out plastic notes! Air conditioned so good on a warm day. Easy access from train station at martin place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

A well laid out exhibition of Australia's currency history, including a history of the people that grace our notes and several designs that didn't make the grade. About 30 mins including viewing the 1965/6 conversion ad. My older friends still remember the tune and words to the jingle. Pity there is no gift shop.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

Not for everyone but I found the history fascinating. I grew up with ponds, shillings and pence, then changed over to decimal currency when I was 10, so this brought back many memories. It's not all about the money as there is a snapshot of Australia as it was.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Went here on a rainy day and was very surprised by how well laid out and interesting this small museum is. You could easily spend a couple of hours reading all the information on Australian currency history. I avoided this place for a number of years because I thought nothing of it and that it would be boring but to... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 June 2015

Interesting museum on the history of Australian bank notes and well worth a visit if you're wandering by. It was also interesting to see that Australia signed the ANZUS agreement with the USA a bit back (1951). Might have been a 5 star rating if the NZ part of the agreement had been remembered :-)

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