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, because visitors to this area of Trinidad and Tobago will have the benefit of convenient access to the museum during their visit. There is a sufficient bunch of lodgings in the area within range of this landmark.

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
Courtyard by Marriott Port of Spain Hotel -- --
Duke's Guest House Hotel 0.5 mi. (3.0 km) NE
Melbourne Inn Trinidad Guest house 0.9 mi. (1.7 km) NW
Forty Winks Inn B & B 1.0 mi. (2.0 km) NNW
Inn At 87 B & B 1.0 mi. (2.1 km) NNW

Location and What's Nearby

Central Bank Money Museum is situated 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.

Of course, one of the most delightful options while spending a few hours exploring the area is enjoying a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of the museum. The most convenient restaurant is Sushi Bar, which has a menu full of Asian fare. It is just around a couple hundred yards away from this landmark, so check it out and eat up! The Waterfront Restaurant and Femmes du Chalet offer additional dining possibilities in the area where travelers will have the chance to try a new dish and experience the Trinidad and Tobago culture.

Information

Operating Hours

The hours of operation for the museum are not readily available, meaning that your group's best chance at success is phoning early to make certain the building is going to be open to visitors when you have decided to make an appearance.

Payment

To find out how much the museum charges, call Central Bank Money Museum before your visit to find out if they charge, and if so, how much.

Contact Information

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

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

Email: moneymuseum@central-bank.org.tt

Location: Eric Williams Plaza, Port of Spain, Trinidad

 

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