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Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada

Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
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Address: 245 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G9, Canada
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+1 613-782-8914

Experience the most comprehensive collection of Canadian notes, coins, and...

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.

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We found the tour interesting even if the production was not on because it was a Saturday.cheap activity for entire family!

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Saint Jerome, Canada
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Saint Jerome, Canada
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We found the tour interesting even if the production was not on because it was a Saturday.cheap activity for entire family!

Thank y_biss
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1,425 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is an interesting place to visit, With coins and banknotes from all ages. It also has notes, tokens , payment cards and any other ways of payment used through ages. The museum is closed until 2017 for renovation

Thank thor2705
Oakville, Canada
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89 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

You might think this will be a boring little museum, but in fact it is a fascinating place. They have coins and paper money from all ages, and all over the world. It is free, and entrance is through the Bank of Canada's beautiful indoor garden.

Thank Jeannie C
Charlottetown, Canada
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

About 5 months ago the Bank of Canada building in Ottawa closed for a major building renovation. It was announced at the time that the Museum Currency of the Bank of Canada was moving to the Canadian Royal Mint on Sussex Drive in Ottawa. It is being relocated in this new venue permanently for security reasons.

3 Thank UnforgettableRome
Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

You can do this justice in an hour--very interesting look at the beginnings of currency and Canada's approach.

3 Thank 49Dianne
Toronto, Canada
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2013

bills from all over the world, cool run down of the world and how currency came about. Very interesting place

2 Thank bradr879
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

It's a small museum compared to the others but it's free and it's right around where we were. Nothing special though.

Thank BrickWall166
Ottawa, Canada
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100 reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Great little FREE museum is closing for 3 years for renovations. I look forward to seeing the new one. There will instead be " travelling exhibitions", and an " enhanced cyber-museum".

2 Thank bmark091
Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2013

We went to the museum on Canada day, at the request of my 9 year old. The curator has done a wonderful job of delivering what might be considered dry material in an extremely interesting fashion. There are many coins from all over the world and even from ship wrecks; and extensive paper monies which were fascinating in the creation... More 

1 Thank Kevin K
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Reviewed 23 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

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