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A Noteworthy Woman Exhibition

A Noteworthy Woman Exhibition

From November 30, 2018 to May 12, 2019

An exhibition that explores the imagery on our new vertical $10 bill, featuring human rights inspiration Viola Desmond. This exhibition puts a spotlight on the life and work of this remarkable, trail-blazing, Canadian woman—the first to appear on a regular bank note.


Museum Blog

December 11, 2018

Unpacking the Collection 9

By: Raewyn Passmore

Wars have been fought to control its trade and gifts of it have been made to ensure peace. It has even been used as currency.
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December 7, 2018

Paul Berry is Retiring? Say it Ain’t So!

I can’t remember when I first met Paul, but it must have been shortly after his arrival in 1984. It seems like yesterday … No, it doesn’t, actually.
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November 8, 2018

Money of the First World War

By: Paul S. Berry

In Europe, gold and silver coins largely disappeared from circulation as they were hoarded or as governments used the metal for the war effort.
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November 2, 2018

Money’s Magnificent Moustaches

By: Graham Iddon

We would like to present some of history’s great moustaches—as seen on bank notes.
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October 31, 2018

The Devil is in the Hairdo

By: Graham Iddon

Have you ever seen eyes in the bark of trees? Wolves in the clouds? How about spooky things in bank notes?
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Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00

Closed for the Holiday Season from
December 21, 2018 to January 1st, 2019

Free Admission

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

Warming Up at the Bank of Canada Museum!

February 2-3, 9-10 and 16 to 18, from 10:00 to 17:00

Tasting money, puppets on a budget, a brick of tea, trade with fur: Winterlude weekends at the Museum! FREE.


Coming to the Museum in early 2019.

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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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