The Bank of Canada Museum will reopen on Could 12, 2022, after being closed for the previous two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Providing a free, enjoyable and interactive expertise, the Museum supplies an entertaining and academic perspective on the position the Financial institution of Canada performs—and the essential half Canadians play—in maintaining our economic system wholesome.

Guests start their tour by making a digital character, or avatar, to symbolize them in interactive displays that display how their spending and saving habits in the end contribute to the Canadian economic system. Different highlights embrace a online game that simulates flying a rocket ship by way of a galaxy of inflationary and deflationary forces and an interactive sport that helps guests design a customized financial institution observe.  

Guests can even uncover Canada’s financial heritage, as interpreted by way of a number of 1,400 artifacts from the Nationwide Foreign money Assortment. Examples of worldwide foreign money and commerce objects from all through human historical past are on show as is each financial institution observe collection issued by the Financial institution of Canada since 1935.

Along with the everlasting gallery, guests can tour the Museum’s momentary exhibition, Luck and Lore. This exhibition explores the religious, ceremonial and superstitious makes use of we have now for cash—and the stunning roots of some very acquainted traditions.

Notes to editors:

  • The Financial institution of Canada Museum is situated at 30 Financial institution Avenue, in Ottawa, Ontario, and is open Thursday to Monday, from 10:00 to 17:00. The Museum and its particular exhibitions are at all times free.
  • The Museum explains how the Financial institution units financial coverage, promotes a sound monetary system, points Canada’s financial institution notes and acts as fiscal agent for the Authorities of Canada.
  • It additionally manages the greater than 130,000 artifacts within the Nationwide Foreign money Assortment, the world’s most full assortment of Canadian foreign money and associated artifacts.
  • For extra details about the Museum and its companies, go to the website.
  • Obtain photos of the Museum and the exhibition on Flickr.