Central Bank Money Museum

Owned and staffed by the Central Bank, this museum will take visitors on a journey across the world and time to see how money, its use, and the way it is made and stored has changed over the years. At this time, the museum is closed for a complete upgrade and renovation, with the expectation that they will reopen in September of 2015.

Exhibits

The Money Museum has three main rooms that will take visitors through three different topics. The first room deals with money in general, and how it has evolved around the world from simple stones to gold, and today to paper currency, debit and credit cards, and completely electronic currency. The second room then focuses on the money on Trinidad and Tobago, looking at the evolution of local currency and the impact it has on modern money. Finally, the third room shifts focus to the Central Bank, and the role it plays in regulating the economy of Trinidad and Tobago.

Make sure to check their website regularly for details about the reopening, when they promise to offer a state-of-the-art facility that will rival any museum of its kind around the world.

Staying Close

Downtown Port of Spain is a good option for those wishing to visit Central Bank Money Museum, since those staying in this part of Trinidad and Tobago will have the benefit of easy access to this museum during their time there. Despite the fact that the region isn't swarming with tourists, you will still find a reasonable selection of lodging options to choose from.

Hotels near Central Bank Money Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Hyatt Regency Trinidad Hotel 0.1 mi. (2.8 km) SSW
Radisson Hotel Trinidad Hotel 0.3 mi. (2.4 km) NW
Melbourne Inn Trinidad Guest house 0.9 mi. (1.6 km) NW
Inn At 87 B & B 1.0 mi. (2.1 km) NNW
Par May Las Inn Hotel 1.1 mi. (2.0 km) NNW
Forty Winks Inn B & B 1.1 mi. (1.9 km) NNW
Courtyard Port of Spain Hotel 1.7 mi. (0.2 km) WNW

Location and What's Nearby

Central Bank Money Museum is located in downtown Port of Spain.

The Museum is located on the ground floor of the Central Bank. The Bank is in the second tower of the iconic "Twin Towers" located on Independence Square Port of Spain between St. Vincent Street and Edward Street. From City Gate it is walking distance. If you are driving there is a car park on the corner of Edward and Queen Street, and from there you can walk to the Twin Towers.

Pretty close-by is St. Andrews Golf Club, a good golfing option nearby.

Information

Operating Hours

Give the museum a call ahead of time to get their operating hours.

Payment

To find out the price of admission, call Central Bank Money Museum ahead of time to find out how much, or if they charge.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (868) 625-2601 ext. 2151 Or (868) 625-2601 ext. 2400

Location: Eric Williams Plaza, downtown Port of Spain, Trinidad

Website: http://www.central-bank.org.tt/content/museum

Email: moneymuseum@central-bank.org.tt

 

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