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Warm Winterlude Activities at the Museum

Warm Winterlude Activities at the Museum

Every Winterlude weekend

Pop into the Museum and get out of the cold this Winterlude for some free financial fun for the whole family! Crafts, tours and hands-on activities for all five senses are available every Winterlude weekend.

 

Luck and Lore

Luck and Lore

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.

 

Permanent exhibition, Bank of Canada Museum

Plan your visit

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

January 15, 2020

Where Futurists Feared to Tread

By: Graham Iddon


blueprint of a self-sustaining town ringed with working homes
Among the laser pistols, hover cars and androids of science fiction, there’s an elderly elephant in the room: money.
Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): History
January 2, 2020

Wrap-up, 2019

By: Graham Iddon


The Bank of Canada Museum set some very ambitious goals at the end of 2018. We have managed to achieve more in one year than we had since we opened in 2017.
Content Type(s): 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

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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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Ottawa, ON
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