Keeping it fresh for the Museum
Special exhibitions, like our travelling exhibitions and our education programs, are part of what maintains the Museum as a living, breathing institution. Change is good and we like giving visitors reasons to make return visits. We have a number of venues available. See what’s on now.
See what we’re up to these days
One of the things we love about our new space is the large auxiliary area in front of our programming room. It’s the perfect place not only to present special exhibitions but also to debut our travelling exhibitions before sending them on the road. We are also very proud of our ongoing relationship with the Canadian Museum of History, which has provided us with a window display around the corner from the Grand Hall. We do love it when you visit our permanent galleries, but bear in mind we have lots more to offer.
Special Exhibits Case
The Evolving Hardware of E-Money
Beneath the simple act of swiping a payment card or tapping your transit card, lies a complicated network of technology and people. In this exhibit accompanying Decoding E-Money, we present an array of payment system artifacts, e-money technology and Bitcoin processing hardware that are the tangible tools that make spending invisible money possible.
The Canadian Museum of History Window
A most able seaman
Now at the Canadian Museum of History.
We have no idea what was in Sir John Franklin’s wallet, but we do know where he travelled. From the Battle of Trafalgar to Canada’s Arctic coast, follow us on a trip through the formative years of Sir John Franklin’s career—illustrated with currency representing the societies he encountered on the way to war or to the frontiers of nineteenth-century European exploration.