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Reserve Bank Museum

Open Now: 09:30 - 16:00
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Free museum located on the ground level of the reserve bank. It explains when the system changed to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brussels, Belgium

We walked by this museum and decided to stop in. Admission is free and a gentleman at the front... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Free museum located on the ground level of the reserve bank. It explains when the system changed to dollars, history of the bank notes and coins. We learned that when there is a change of monarch, then the side of the monarch on the notes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We walked by this museum and decided to stop in. Admission is free and a gentleman at the front desk kindly gave us a guided tour pointing out the highlights like a 3000 year old coin, other old coins, a million dollars and several other...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Samiya7
Reviewed 21 March 2018

This museum showcases a fascinating history of banking and money in New Zealand. An extensive collection of notes and coin are on display. Display panels are easily readable. As a specialised museum, it is well worth a visit for both local and international visitors.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Graham C
Reviewed 14 January 2018

This is a small but interesting museum with a lot of things to offer. It has the MONIAC hydraulic computer being invented by New Zealand economist bill Phillips in 1949. The economist is available to have demonstration of MONIAC on the first Wednesday each month...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I wasn't even aware there was a museum here until I went there for a meeting. I didn't have time to look around then so returned to have a more leisurely look around last month. So much history and particularly interesting to anyone wanting to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank RayC888
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I always like going to museums at central banks around the world and this is a good little museum if you are interested in old money or economics. There is a good display about the history of the bank and of money in New Zealand,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

While waiting for a parliament tour we popped in here out of rain it was surprisingly interesting and informative.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank rhianslip
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We gained good insight into the history on New Zealand economy, historic coins and also observed the fun water running economy machine. We didn't see it running yet but want to make it one day.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank anetkastill
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I didn't even know this was here but we came for a seminar held here. Note though that the address on this is incorrect, it's actually at 1 The Terrace, Wellington The museum is smallish but interesting exhibits and history and purpose of the Reserve...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank RayC888
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Just so interesting, the history of money in NZ, and what it does for the economy, the secret vaults that were used to house new printed money and the vaults themselves. Oh. ...and the caged vault with a million dollars in it, though rendered worthless...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Marilyn202
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