Reserve Bank Museum
Reserve Bank Museum
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Dale K
Sydney, Australia57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
This is a small museum locate at the entrance to the Reserve Bank building. Entry is free and there is a good display of the history of currency. They even give you a bag of $1300 though it is shredded. A good experience and worth a visit.
Written 16 May 2019
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Stephen C
Austin, TX82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is a small museum of the reserve bank of New Zealand. Across the street from the parliament beehive. Fascinating fluidic computer created for computations related to monetary policy and economics. Worth a visit, I recommend it.
Written 17 February 2019
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cajeNelson_NZ
Nelson, NZ191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
We stayed about an hour looking at various exhibits. Having been dollar scholars we remembered the conversion to decimal currency and especially enjoyed this part of the display. There was a wide range of various notes and coins on open display and in the various drawers. The MONIAC hydraulic computer invented by Bill Phillips the New Zealand economist was only display and of extra interest to us as we had studied Economic in the past. The staff were pleasant and helpful.
Written 16 February 2019
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moonlotus18
Hamilton, New Zealand1,755 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
We happen to come by this little but free museum after our visit to the Parliament building and was nicely surprised by its displays. Lots of interesting information and history on NZ currency and coins. Interactive displays for little ones to engage with as well. There is also a screening of how the coins were introduced/changed over time in NZ. Would recommend it if you have time.
Written 12 January 2019
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Londinium
Brussels, Belgium908 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
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 changes to the opposite side. We were astonished by the very small number of fake notes existing but this is due to the high security techniques applied to the current notes – very impressive. A lot to read in the museum, a bit more interactivity would make it a bit less boring.
Written 14 December 2018
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Samiya7
Deerfield Beach, FL1,093 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
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 things. He asked me if I wanted money since we were, after all, in a bank and he gave me $1,300 New Zealand dollars. Unfortunately the bills were all shredded. Thank you kind sir for the tour and bag of money. The museum is small and you only need about 30 - 60 minutes to visit.
Written 13 November 2018
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Graham C
Brisbane Region, Australia98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 21 March 2018
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BrandyZhao
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
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 between 12:15pm and 12:45pm. This is to help people get better understanding of how the economy works. You can see the real ancient coins, historical notes and many educational articles here. You can also test your knowledge at the end by having the digital quiz. This is a museum for everyone in all ages.
Written 14 January 2018
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RayC888
Wellington, New Zealand1,511 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
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 know what the Reserve Bank does and looking at past currencies.

Recommended to groups and casual visitors.
Written 11 July 2017
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geographyguy_11
Brisbane, Queensland518 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
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, accompanied by a great selection of old notes and coins. It is a shame that the MONIAC computer is not always working as that would be a great addition to the visit. It is free and an easy addition to a visit to nearby Parliament.
Written 22 May 2017
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