The Currency Museum is closed.
Due to renovations of the Bank of Canada’s head office facility, the Currency Museum is closed for a three-year period.
Currency Museum’s Big Top Farewell!
Come one, come all! Canada Day will be the museum’s last day before we pack up to take this show on the road! Drop by for some circus style fun and entertainment and see the museum before it closes for renovation.
Be sure to catch:
All Day events:
Join the Currency Museum as we bid a CENTimental farewell to the many years of Canadian pennydom. Our exhibit showcases important moments in the history of the one cent coin. It also features the last penny ever minted, struck by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance on 4 May 2012.
And don’t worry, you won’t need to raid your penny jar to get your ticket—as always, visitors are welcome to visit us free of charge.
CENTimental Journey officially opens on Tuesday, 15 January, and will run through 1 July.
Understanding Your Collection.
Coins or seashells, action figures or bottle caps, doorknobs or fountain pens—bring in your collection, whatever it is—and we will explore it with you.
Our curators will be available: 10:30 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 16:00
Please note that bank notes or coins will not be appraised or authenticated.
Hop on a bus, clean up your old camper van, or hitch a ride! Take a virtual road trip down (or up) the Trans-Canada highway. Travel through time: past economic troubles into bright futures, through energy and mortgage crises, and back into times of stability. The Bank of Canada is with you all the way – driving the macro-economic bus!
A “roadside” exhibition in the Garden Court of the Bank of Canada.
Exit 120 Trans-Canada/ON-417E or exit 119 Trans-Canada/ON-417W
Join us during March Break for free family-oriented activities! Stuff will be going on all day, so feel free to stop by anytime during the day. There will be games, crafts and loads of other free fun. Plus, we’ll make sure the trip is memorable for your kids. Each will be given a scrapbook that they can fill with photos of great Canadian landmarks along the Trans-Canada Highway and take home with them as a keepsake.
What’s more awesome than a breathtaking Canadian winter? Come to the Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada during Winterlude and see how our country’s chilliest season has influenced the art and design of Canadian currency throughout history. Each weekend during Ottawa’s annual celebration of everything that’s great about winter, you and your family can come and enjoy cool crafts, games and presentations, all inspired by this frosty time of year. We’ll even have some nice hot cocoa and coffee to warm you up from the chill outside. Admission is free for the whole family.
Saturdays: 10:30 to 17:00
Sundays: 13:00 to 17:00