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“Excellent free museum, great if you're interested in money”
Review of Monetary Museum

Monetary Museum
Ranked #144 of 492 things to do in Mumbai (Bombay)
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Indianapolis, IN
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Excellent free museum, great if you're interested in money”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Stopped by here with spouse. There is a locker to place your bags and camera (no photos allowed) and restrooms and water. For 5 rupees each you can purchase three very interesting brochures (in English for foreigners): India's Comtemporary Currency, Indian Coinage, and Precious Signatures. the Story of Money in India comes with your entry.

Museum is free for all. Walk next door and go through the history of money, then follow the progression of the economy in India. Very interesting and a good way to spend an hour or more, nice exhibits. Only wish there was a chair or bench to sit down and just soak it all in.

Closed on Mondays and bank holidays. Open 10:45-5:15.

Visited September 2013
5 Thank dangrad
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent Museum but No Free Samples”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

From ancient Bharat kingdoms and empires to modern India, this museum is for you if one wishes to know the development of monetary value. Barter, then coinage, then notes; they are all on display as detailed exhibits. Many exhibits are interactive. No fee for admission; RBI has sufficient funds.

Visited December 2013
2 Thank lakefront_breeze
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A must!”
Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

Even if you're not into the history of coins and notes or money in general, do check it out. You would have to leave your bag a few units down at a safe locker before you go into the museum. The museum doesn't look like its part of Mumbai. Its as if, it was plucked out somewhere from western europe. The interpretives, displays and rich history of India that has been put up for display is really intriguing and informative. Kudos to the government on a brilliant project!

Visited August 2013
1 Thank gas0
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