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Museum of Australian Currency Notes

Ground Floor 65 Martin Pl | Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9551 9743
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A good place for a stop

I wanted to check this place out and brought a friend along. We headed into the lobby not long... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
TheLush101
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Comprehensive Australian Currency Display

Free. Very good quality displays. Finals display with giant touchscreen allowed deep... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Chris A
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Townsville, Australia
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Ground Floor 65 Martin Pl | Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

I wanted to check this place out and brought a friend along. We headed into the lobby not long after it opened. This meant we were the first there, so the curator, Geoff, was really helpful and explained about the layout and the newly issued...More

Thank TheLush101
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Free. Very good quality displays. Finals display with giant touchscreen allowed deep understanding of the new polymer notes.

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 26 August 2016

wandered past here on my lunch break one day awesome free entry so much info and history in the Australian cuirrency

1  Thank Rexy09
Reviewed 13 August 2016

For a blast around in 30 minutes. The museum was very smart and interesting and was unbelievably quiet. Enjoyed it and would recommend if passing by. Oh its free too!

1  Thank Likeshisf00d
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Also known as the Reserve Bank of Australia Museum it is free to get in and has an excellent permanent collection as well as some great exhibits including Before Sunset about the role of the bank in WWI and the 50th anniversary of the Decimal...More

2  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We popped in here as we are partial to those lesser known or perhaps more obscure museums - and it was mainly me being interested in seeing the old paper banknotes I remember as a kid. And actually - there's a LOT more to see...More

3  Thank Greg A
Reviewed 5 December 2015

A well laid out exhibition of Australia's currency history, including a history of the people that grace our notes and several designs that didn't make the grade. About 30 mins including viewing the 1965/6 conversion ad. My older friends still remember the tune and words...More

1  Thank S4pphire
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Not for everyone but I found the history fascinating. I grew up with ponds, shillings and pence, then changed over to decimal currency when I was 10, so this brought back many memories. It's not all about the money as there is a snapshot of...More

2  Thank Graeme C
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Went here on a rainy day and was very surprised by how well laid out and interesting this small museum is. You could easily spend a couple of hours reading all the information on Australian currency history. I avoided this place for a number of...More

2  Thank ozveildancer
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Interesting museum on the history of Australian bank notes and well worth a visit if you're wandering by. It was also interesting to see that Australia signed the ANZUS agreement with the USA a bit back (1951). Might have been a 5 star rating if...More

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