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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.



Taking charge! Financial Literacy Month at the Museum

Taking charge! Financial Literacy Month at the Museum

Weekends in November

Four weekends of activities that will help kids understand how to budget, save and carefully spend their money.

Family fun—family learning. Four weekends of FREE activities that will help your kids understand budgets, savings and how to be smart spenders. Pop in for puppets, piggy banks, trivia and games.


Climate Change: Ecology, Economy, Infrastructure

Climate Change: Ecology, Economy, Infrastructure

Tuesday, November 19, 19:00 to 20:30

The Bank of Canada Museum presents a panel discussion on the impact of climate change on the Canadian economy, ecology and infrastructure. Join a Bank specialist as well as guests from the Canada Science and Technology Museum and the Canadian Museum of Nature.


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

November 8, 2019

Private Atkinson’s War

By: Graham Iddon

Private Edward Atkinson’s example of trench art is what is called a “love token”—a souvenir made from a coin. It’s one man’s personal wartime experience expressed through a pocket-sized medium.
Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection, History
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

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

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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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