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Address: 2 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 4-471 3682
09:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 16:00

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Rainy day visit

While waiting for a parliament tour we popped in here out of rain it was surprisingly interesting and informative.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While waiting for a parliament tour we popped in here out of rain it was surprisingly interesting and informative.

Thank rhianslip
Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We gained good insight into the history on New Zealand economy, historic coins and also observed the fun water running economy machine. We didn't see it running yet but want to make it one day.

Thank Aneta S
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I didn't even know this was here but we came for a seminar held here. Note though that the address on this is incorrect, it's actually at 1 The Terrace, Wellington The museum is smallish but interesting exhibits and history and purpose of the Reserve Bank on display.

Thank RayC888
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Just so interesting, the history of money in NZ, and what it does for the economy, the secret vaults that were used to house new printed money and the vaults themselves. Oh. ...and the caged vault with a million dollars in it, though rendered worthless with punched holes in it...worth a look.

Thank Marilyn202
Aberdeen, Scotland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

The place is a good place to come to, to know more about New Zealand currency. I did think it would be more than what it is and I really wouldn’t go out of my way to visit here, but if you were passing then yes pop in.

Thank ne_quine
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

It is just a few minutes walk from Parliament Building. A great place for money history buffs. There is a very interesting array of New Zealand notes and their history.

Thank OrewaBrian
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

My wife and I had some time to kill and we figured since it was practically across the road from the Beehive and free we would check it out. Give a good history of NZ currency and has some interesting stuff for people of all ages.

Thank S_MurrayNZ
Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This place is relatively small and most of the time empty, but it is well-prepared and you could basically learn all there is about the economy in New Zealand and how its currency has evolved. As the place is in the Lambton Quay and close to the parliament, you could do this when you are doing a tour of the... More 

Thank Reza S
Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Nice museum if you have about 30 minutes to spare. Just a block up from the beehive at the corner of the terrace. Lots of free pamphlets and displays of old and current currency. See a 100 trillion note from Zimbabwe when they had hyper inflation. Guess how much cash in a pile of $50 NZ notes. There are several... More 

Thank Mike71553
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

This is a great place to learn about the bank system of NZ. It shows the development over the years. There is one display of one million dollars although it has been punched to make it unusable, it is still impressive to see.

Thank gjsamson

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