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Reserve Bank Museum

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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A most interesting specialised museum

This museum showcases a fascinating history of banking and money in New Zealand. An extensive... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Graham C
Brisbane Region, Australia
Small museum with rich history of New Zealand ecomony

This is a small but interesting museum with a lot of things to offer. It has the MONIAC hydraulic... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 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.

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

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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

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Reviewed 23 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

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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.

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.

Thank Aneta S
Reviewed 22 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

Thank RayC888
Reviewed 13 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

Thank Marilyn202
Reviewed 22 April 2016

The place is a good place to come to, to know more about New Zealand currency. I did think it would be more than what it is and I really wouldn’t go out of my way to visit here, but if you were passing then...More

Thank ne_quine
Reviewed 18 April 2016

It is just a few minutes walk from Parliament Building. A great place for money history buffs. There is a very interesting array of New Zealand notes and their history.

Thank OrewaBrian
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