The doors are closed but we’re open for business

Closed for renovations but we’re open for business

So it’s like this: we’re closed, but we’re not closed. For starters, you’re kind of in the museum right now (please, no flash photography). Look below for a link to our weekly blog where you’ll find museum reviews, artifact profiles, renovation updates and the errant musings of our staff.

Though the doors are shut, the National Currency Collection staff are still able to provide their services to the public.  The numismatic library, photographic reproductions, identification services and numismatic expertise are all available for scholars, researchers and students. As ever, these services are only available by appointment and enquiries can be made via e-mail at We’re sorry, but our Collections facility is not open for tours.

Each year during renovation we are committed to building a fun and informative travelling exhibition, setting it on wheels and rolling it to stops all across the country. Click on our ‘exhibitions’ link to take you to descriptions, promotions and touring schedules.

Finally, we are seizing the opportunity the renovation has given us to step back a moment and begin to re-invent the Museum from the mandate on up. We are looking forward to a future as an exciting, innovative and world-class facility providing a superior visitor experience for Canadians of all ages.

Thanks for dropping in, come back soon.

The Museum Blog

Notes from the Collection: Recent Acquisitions II

This month’s selections highlight various areas of Collection development. These include what are called financial instruments: items such as stocks, bonds shares and other articles that represent a contract to deliver money in some manner. These provide context for Canada’s economic development. We are also looking at historic examples of Canadian “money” and pieces of significant international historical interest.

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