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.

What's On: CENTimental Journey, June 27th 2014


Our 2 cents about what a few cents used to buy.

This temporary exhibition, hosted at the Canadian Museum of History, walks you through more than 150 years of the Canadian 1 cent piece. Featuring 12 significant coins, this exhibition evokes Canadian and world history even as it profiles our humble pennies. The coins are backed up with entertaining graphics in a fun catalogue format demonstrating the enormous change in the buying power of the cent over the last 100 years. Come and see both the first and the last pennies struck at the Royal Canadian Mint. Come see what they could buy. CENTimental Journey opens on June 27th and will run until summer 2015. Located behind the Grand Hall at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Québec.

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Why Go to Conferences?

Isn’t it an excuse to dodge work and party? No, actually.
A time to take a break from the office, meet with old friends and make new ones, party and have a good time… Going to a conference is all of these things. But it is so much more besides.

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