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September 12, 2017 How’re We Doing So Far?

By: Graham Iddon


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It’s all good, and we couldn’t be happier with our first few weeks of business.
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August 28, 2017 Hey Doll

By: Louise-Anne Laroche


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As a visitor, I experienced a mixture of awe and incredulity: long showcases full of the same doll over and over, but each dressed differently or enjoying a different lifestyle.
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August 16, 2017 Gold! I Found Gold!

By: Louise-Anne Laroche


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Barkerville is the largest heritage site in western North America with 100 historical and 21 replica heritage buildings.
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August 2, 2017 Unpacking the Collection 6

By: David Bergeron


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In 1934 the Department of Finance invited Emanuel Hahn to submit a design for a silver dollar to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V’s reign.
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July 18, 2017 A Dash Through the Imperial War Museum

By: Graham Iddon


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So, despite the known health risks, I rashly decided to “do” London’s Imperial War Museum (IWM) in a single morning. It almost worked.
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July 11, 2017 Our Grand Opening…

By: Graham Iddon


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After four years of plans, worries, setbacks, successes and sheer hard work, the Bank of Canada Museum opened its doors—on Canada Day, right on schedule.
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Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00

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Learn more about the exciting, interactive Bank of Canada 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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Collection Highlights

June 25, 2014 5 Cents: Canada, 1943

The beaver briefly disappeared from our nickel during World War II. So did the nickel typically used in minting the coin, a consequence of wartime rationing of the metal.

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The New Building Project

Four years after the closing of the original Currency Museum, the Bank of Canada Museum is now open for business.

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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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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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