The Digital Wall

A spectacular interactive display

The Digital Wall


You’ve never seen anything like it: a 6.5 metre-long touch screen featuring 400 artifacts that you can explore with a tap, a drag and a swipe. Enlarge and rotate the images, view more content and then let your fancy lead you onto the next artifact that catches your eye.

Decoding E-Money — November 21, 2017 to May 6, 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.

Museum Blog

June 13, 2018 Unpacking the Collection 8

By: Patricia Measures

Dora’s work is as familiar as the change that jingles in your pocket. In all likelihood, you have come in contact with her work while using coinage to pay for your morning cup of coffee.
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May 28, 2018 Canadian Tulip Festival 2018

By: Graham Iddon

At first glance, you might wonder why a flower festival is a good fit for a money–themed museum. It’s worth a little history lesson to tell you why.
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May 16, 2018 Not Your Run-of-the-Mill School Visit

By: Graham Iddon

Our visitors were students from the Curatorial Studies Graduate Diploma Program at Ottawa’s Carleton University.
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Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00

Free Admission

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

Canada Day 2018 at the Museum: Women on Currency

Come in out of the sun (or rain) for some fun family activities at the Museum. Strike your own coin, make an origami maple leaf or go to our digital wall and see how you fare on the women-on-currency trivia challenge.

  • Strike your own coin. Are you strong enough to swing the hammer?
  • Fold your own origami maple leaf—it’ll look like it’s made of money.
  • Have a tasty, free fruit pop. But first you have to complete a task.

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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 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

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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