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

Central Bank Money Museum is located in downtown Port of Spain, which means those visiting this area of Trinidad and Tobago will be pleased to have convenient access to the museum for the duration of their trip. There are a notable bunch of lodgings in the locale within range of 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 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.

This neighborhood is imploring to golfers, who might check out St. Andrews Golf Club in the region of the museum.

Information

Operating Hours

Call the museum in advance to determine their operating hours.

Payment

Arrive at this landmark ready to give over the price 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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