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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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We saw coins old and new from all areas of the world. There was paper money as well; many books... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2012
Brockville, Canada
Every age

A nice museum full of itens and history. A place to spend about 1-2h even with children. The... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2012
Vicosa, MG
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
30 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G9, Canada
Byward Market Area
+1 613-782-8914
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

We saw coins old and new from all areas of the world. There was paper money as well; many books related to coins for research

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Reviewed 26 November 2012

A nice museum full of itens and history. A place to spend about 1-2h even with children. The souvenirs store isn't something that you will attend.

Thank Evandroepr
Reviewed 16 October 2012

We really enjoyed this free museum! We weren't expecting much because it was free but it turned out to be a nice surprise. We went with our kids age 4 & 6. There are some nice photo ops in & outside of the museum. There's...More

Thank rosysara
Reviewed 13 October 2012

It was great to see how money evolved through time from shells and rocks to the dollar bills today. Many things to see in a nice amount of time. Free to get in!

Thank Restedandrelaxed78
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Good displays..informative free tour with guide both English and French tours throughout the day. More interesting than the mint.

Thank BeneViator
Reviewed 4 October 2012

Best things in life are free... Ton's of currency from around the world. Canadian paper money i never saw before,Canadian bank i never heard of. (Molson Bank. Banque d'hochelaga). It was an interesting way to spend a few hours and learn about the history of...More

Thank NG_Travel
Reviewed 8 September 2012 via mobile

When we arrived at the museum on a rainy Saturday morning, it was empty -- we had the place for our own, which was very nice. It's not a huge place, just one floor, but then again, coins and bills are not very large objects...More

Thank ezuk55
Reviewed 19 August 2012

This is a great place to spend an hour or so , very interesting and its FREE. Staff where very helpfull

Thank skull0107
Reviewed 2 August 2012

If you like money, this is the place to go! We did a walk about and viewed the displays. I really like the layout and displays. We never expected to see anything but Canadian and was pleasantly surprised when we finished. Great museum and it...More

Thank 835Dolores709
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Interesting, free and a free tour included. Run by the Bank of Canada it gives you the history of money and it's history in Canada. Nice hour or two.

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