Notice of Temporary Closure

The Bank of Canada Museum remains closed due to COVID-19. Our museum experience is highly interactive, and our top priority is the safety of our staff and visitors. We look forward to welcoming you again once it is safe for us to reopen.

Group visits

We love groups — of all kinds!

Whether 10 people or 110, the Bank of Canada Museum can accommodate you. We just need a heads-up so we can arrange your visit the way you want it.

Book now: or 613-782-8914.

Reservation guidelines

  • If your group is bigger than 10 people, please reserve, no matter your needs.
  • For guided tours, we can accommodate up to 60 people.
  • For self-guided tours, we can accommodate up to 120 people.
  • If you are a drop-in group of 10 or fewer, we can provide a guided tour if a guide is available.
  • If you arrive more than 20 minutes late without notice, we cannot guarantee your booking.
  • If booking a school program, please consult our Learn page for guidelines on times and group sizes.

How to make a reservation

  • or call us (613-782-8914) to book a visit
  • Include this information in your reservation:
    • date and time of arrival
    • number of visitors
    • program or tour of your choice
    • preferred official language
  • We will confirm your booking within five to seven business days.
  • Arriving late? Need to cancel? Please, call us as soon as possible.

The types of experience you can book

Tours

Self-guided

Go through the Museum at your own pace: 30–45 minutes.

Guided

One of our guides will provide an informative tour of our permanent exhibition: 45 minutes

You may also take a guided tour of our temporary exhibition: 30 minutes

Programs and workshops

Surprise, It’s Money!

This hands-on workshop lets you examine strange objects that have been used as money in Canada and around the world—look, touch and smell.

School programs

We offer interactive, curriculum-based programs at various levels. Best of all, they’re always free. Check out our programs and find the best fit for your class.

Summer camp activities

Bring your camp crew to the Bank of Canada Museum this summer. We offer customizable programs for kids of all ages.

Things to know

Plan your visit

The Museum is at the corner of Wellington and Bank streets, near Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Our Plan your visit page will tell you about hours of operation, nearby parking and how to get here.

Pick-up and drop-off points for buses

The bus drop-off point is on Wellington Street at the corner of Bank Street. Busses are not allowed to park in front of the Museum. However, they may park nearby, including close to the Canadian War Museum. Please refer to the City of Ottawa’s webpage for tour bus parking and drop-off information.

Amenities

  • indoor and outdoor onsite eating areas, when available
  • free Wifi
  • boutique
  • free cloakroom

Code of conduct

Please observe a few house rules while visiting the Museum so that everybody can enjoy their experience:

  • Feel free to take photographs.
  • Set your cellphone to silent.
  • Eat and drink food and beverages only in designated areas.
  • Service animals are welcome, but pets are not permitted.
  • Feel free to leave coats and other personal items in our cloakroom at no cost. Note that we cannot take responsibility for lost or stolen articles.
  • Do not lean on cases, touch artifacts or run in the galleries.
  • Smoking of any kind (including e-cigarettes) is prohibited in the Museum and on the outdoor plaza.
  • In the event of any emergency, please talk to/tell a member of the floor staff. They are trained in first aid and have immediate access to security and emergency services.
  • Be nice. Visitors who are abusive or disruptive will be asked to leave.
  • Feel free to ask any of our staff members for information about the artifacts or content.

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