Due to upcoming renovations of the Bank of Canada’s head office facility, the Currency Museum will be closing on 2 July 2013 for a three-year period. If you are planning to visit the Museum before its closure in July, please contact the visitor centre at (613) 782-8914 as some of its services and tours may be affected by the renovation preparations.
During its closure, the Museum will be completely re-designed and modernized to provide an exciting and innovative visitor experience.
In the meantime, we will be bringing the Currency Museum to Canadians, through travelling exhibitions and an enhanced cyber-museum. Updates on when a travelling exhibition is coming to your community, and regarding the official re-opening date for the Museum, will be made available on the Museum’s website.
In addition, National Currency Collection services for the general public will continue to be provided during the renovation period. These services, available as always by appointment, include access to the numismatic library, photographic reproductions of objects in the Collection, identification services, and numismatic expertise for scholars, students, researchers and collectors. For further information please e-mail the Museum at:
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In The Money
Explore the science of note-based currency starting with earliest use of paper money in China and stretching into the polymer molecules underlying Canada’s brand new series of bank notes. Discover the efforts of initiative, inventiveness and skill that, from day one, have gone into trying to make such forms of exchange at once easy to use and difficult to counterfeit. Featuring interactive stations and displays packed with fun facts and insights, In The Money uncovers centuries of human ingenuity and provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of modern methods of developing, testing and producing secure, innovative bank notes.