Special Exhibitions

What's on

Luck and Lore

On view until Sunday, January 15, 2023

When you toss a quarter in a fountain, lift a penny off the sidewalk or bake a nickel into a cake, you are taking part in rituals dating back hundreds or even thousands of years.

Explore the spiritual, the ceremonial, the seemingly impractical uses we have for money. Learn the surprising stories behind 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.



Coming up

Kids' Questions About Money

The Bank of Canada Museum received over 800 questions from kids across the country in its contest about money! See what happens next as we develop our upcoming exhibition.

30 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0G9, CANADA
613‑782‑8914