MUSEUM HOLIDAY CLOSURE

We will be closed from December 22, 2017 through January 1, 2018. Please come back January 2, 2018. Happy Holidays!

Decoding E-Money — November 21, 2017 to April 22, 2018

A new exhibition at the Bank of Canada Museum


Decoding E-Money

 

It’s money that’s neither in your bank account nor in your wallet, but somewhere in between—and stored electronically. It’s e-money and it’s beginning to change the way we spend. Explore the ways we used to pay, the ways we pay now and how we might pay in the future in this dynamic new exhibition.

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December 6, 2017 The Price of Victory

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We opened the Museum doors at noon on Saturday, November 11, and to my amazement, more than 70 visitors flooded our entrance in the first hour.
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November 23, 2017 The Bank of Canada Museum Goes International

By: Ken Ross


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Every year the conference of the International Federation of Finance Museums (IFFM) draws museum directors from five continents to a get-together aimed at sharing best-practices and keeping up with the latest trends in the world of financial museums. This year was the Bank’s first opportunity to attend the conference with a museum in fully-operational mode.
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November 8, 2017 Harry Potter Was Here

By: Graham Iddon


The set for Diagon Alley is smaller than it looks on film but is still an endless delight to visit in the flesh.
Imagine your kids nagging you to visit a great cathedral or whining, “Kevin’s family got to go on a walking tour of Oxford, why can’t we?” Oddly enough, this scenario may not as far fetched as it sounds.
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October 23, 2017 A Curator’s Favourite Task

By: David Bergeron


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I have several key responsibilities to meet the requirements of my job. None of them is more gratifying than conducting research about the incredible artifacts in the Bank’s collection.
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Regular Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00
(Closed Mondays)

Free Admission

Learn more about the exciting, interactive Bank of Canada Museum.

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Winterlude Weekends at the Bank of Canada Museum

Pop into the Bank of Canada Museum and enjoy some warm, indoor fun as part of your family’s Winterlude experience.

February 3–4
Solve the riddles; find the money. A scavenger hunt with tasty prizes for the winners and cocoa for all.
February 10–11
Can I tell if my money is counterfeit? Will polymer notes break in the cold? Drop in for a currency demonstration.
February 17–18
Warm up with cedar tea while a Métis fur trapper answers your questions about Canada’s first economy.

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Welcome to our Museum!

Complete Commemorative Note Series

Since issuing its first series of bank notes in 1935, the Bank of Canada has issued three commemorative bank notes. Each commemorative note marks an important milestone for the reigning monarch or a defining moment in Canadian history.

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Search the Collection

Looking for specific items in our Collection? Here you will be able to access all of the items in our Collection that have been digitized so far.

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Travelling Exhibitions

If you are unable to come to us, then we’ll just have to come to you. Welcome to our travelling exhibitions program. It’s our way of extending the walls of the Bank of Canada Museum all across Canada.

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