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 guests staying in this region of Trinidad and Tobago will be excited to have easy access to this museum throughout their trip. There are a decent number of lodgings in the neighborhood around this attraction.

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
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
Hotel Par May Las Inn Hotel 1.1 mi. (2.0 km) NNW

Location and What's Nearby

Central Bank Money Museum is found 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.

This neighborhood is, however imploring for golfers, who may check out St. Andrews Golf Club in the region of Central Bank Money Museum.

Information

Operating Hours

The schedule of operation for Central Bank Money Museum isn't readily available, meaning your top option is phoning in advance to ensure the institution is going to be up and running during the time you want to head over.

Payment

Show up at this destination prepared to hand over the cost of admission, which you can nail down by phoning beforehand.

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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