Notice of Temporary Closure

In a pre-emptive measure to protect visitors and staff from potential exposure to COVID-19, the Bank of Canada Museum has temporarily closed to the public and suspended all public programming.

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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 tour our exhibitions, learn about the Bank’s functions, explore in detail the artifacts in our collection and read articles and research papers written by our knowledgeable curators. 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.

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July 16, 2020

Johnson’s Counterfeits

By: David Bergeron


Johnson’s entire family, two girls and five boys, was involved in the counterfeiting operation: dad made the plates, the daughters forged the signatures and the boys were learning to be engravers.
Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection, History
June 29, 2020

The Reluctant Bank Note

By: Graham Iddon


Among 1975 $50 bill’s various design proposals were three images, three thematic colours and even three printing methods.
Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection, History
May 5, 2020

The “Streak of Rust” and the King of Newfoundland

By: David Bergeron


Reid was on the verge of ruin, yet insisted on continuing railway construction. Suffering huge losses, and with no credit or cash resources, Reid issued wage notes to pay his employees.
Content Type(s): Blog Subject(s): Collection, History

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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.

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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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About the Museum

We’re really rather nice. We are here to help you understand what the Bank does and how it matters to you. But, we are also a museum in the traditional sense, so the history of World and Canadian currency will also be explored: exhibiting fascinating artifacts and rare examples of money the likes of which you may have never seen before.

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