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Luck and Lore

Luck and Lore

October 25, 2019 to November 1, 2020

The exhibition that explores the spiritual, the ceremonial, the seemingly impractical uses we have for money. Take a look at some of the transformed money, the replica money and the real money we’ve used for millennia to bring good fortune to ourselves and others.


Halloween at the Museum: Nothing scary, just fun

Halloween at the Museum:
Nothing scary, just fun

October 26 and 27

Bring the little monsters in for some Halloween-themed activities.

There’ll be stories for the little ones, crafts and lucky pennies for the not-so-little ones. Join us for a guided tour of our new exhibition, Luck and Lore.


Permanent exhibition, Bank of Canada Museum

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Drop into our permanent exhibition and learn all about money—without spending any! Expand your understanding of spending and saving, discover your place in the economy and explore a world-class currency collection. Fun interactives, 1,946 artifacts and a 2-tonne coin.


Museum Blog

September 16, 2019

For Teachers: National Teachers Survey

By: Heather Montgomery

The Bank of Canada Museum would like to hear from teachers across Canada to help design new online resources for economic literacy.
Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Education
September 9, 2019

Bank Note/Billet de banque

By: Graham Iddon

The first Canadian paper money was issued in 1817, and for the next 120 years, the vast majority of Canadian bank notes were only in English.
Content Type(s): Blog
July 18, 2019

RCNA Convention, 2019

By: David Bergeron

Bank of Canada Museum will be at the 66th annual convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA).
Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection, News & Events

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Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 to 17:00
(closed Mondays)

Remembrance Day: open from 12:00 to 17:00

Free Admission

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

School Bursary Program

Need some assistance getting your class to the Museum?

If you are a school in need and in the National Capital Region, let us help with our transportation bursary.

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Complete Commemorative Note Series

Since issuing its first series of bank notes in 1935, the Bank of Canada has issued four 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

The Bank of Canada Museum is hitting the road! Check out our travelling exhibitions in a city near you.

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