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We recognize that you can’t all get out to see us personally. It’s a long way from Corner Brook or Saskatoon and the bus service from Iqaluit is just awful. But, you’re almost here — virtually speaking of course. We have a mandate to be a ‘national’ museum, available to all Canadians and it is here that you will be able to:

Of course, you must check out the blog for up-to-date Museum news, events and the errant musings and curious activities of our staff.

February 2, 2023

Teaching art with currency

By: Adam Young


From design to final product, bank notes and coins can be used to explore and teach art, media and process.
January 20, 2023

New Acquisitions—2022 Edition

By: David Bergeron, Krista Broeckx


It’s a new year—the perfect time to look back at some notable artifacts the Museum added to the National Currency collection from 2022. Each object has a unique story to tell about Canada’s monetary and economic history.
Content type(s): Blog posts
December 6, 2022

Money: it’s a question of trust

By: Graham Iddon


Photo collage, parking meter, old bank notes and an early bank card.
The dollars and cents we use wouldn’t be worth anything to anybody if we didn’t have confidence in it. No matter if it’s gold or digits on a hard drive, public trust is the secret ingredient in a successful currency.
Content type(s): Blog posts Subject(s): Economy

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Exhibitions

They’re the lifeblood of any museum, the reason you come here and the reason we are here. Visit our exhibitions in all their forms both current and past.

Collections

Who likes money? We do, and lots of it. And here is your window to our enormous collection of currency and currency-related artifacts.

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