Reserve Bank Museum

The Reserve Bank Museum, which is located on the ground floor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand building examines New Zealand’s economic and banking history.

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is located at number 2 The Terrace (corner of The Terrace and Bowen Street). The Museum is open to Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4pm. Over the summer months, January and February, the Museum is open on Saturdays from 9:30am to 4pm.

On display in the 130 sqm one room museum are a range of artefacts from Reserve Bank’s history including rare notes and coins.

One of the most popular exhibits is the MONIAC (Monetary National Income Analogue Computer), an analogue computer invented by New Zealander Bill Phillips in the late 1940s. It is designed to calculate the effects of changes in the economy. There are demonstrations on the first Wednesday of every month between 12:15 and 12:45pm.

These cancelled bank notes weighs 20kg and had worth 1 milion

These cancelled bank notes weigh 20kg and had a value of 1 million dollars

Finest bank wax that and various Reserve Bank seals

Finest bank wax and various Reserve Bank seals