Museum of the National Bank of Belgium

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Museum of the National Bank of Belgium :: © © Anais Callens Museum of the National Bank of Belgium :: © © Anais Callens Museum of the National Bank of Belgium :: © © Anais Callens

Since 2018 the museum of the National Bank of Belgium is housed in a splendid 19t century bank building situates at a mere 10-minute walk from the Central Station.

The first part of the exhibition pays particular attention to the role and the functions of the National Bank. By use of an audio guide and interactive displays, the visitor will no doubt discover lots of interesting facts about the issue of notes and coins, test their knowledge of the euro, or even try to control the rate of inflation.

The second part paints an overall picture of the evolution of money, and showcases many wonderful objects from the museum collection. Commodity money, diverse and peculiar objects once used for bartering, coins and notes... These many various pieces are purposely put in a thematical and chronological context which in the end will provide the visitor with a fascinating overview.

The third part of the exhibition proves just how much money is present in our day to day life by displaying a wide range of objects, some everyday and trivial, some quirky.

Groups from 10 persons can book a guided tour. The tours are free and take about one and a half hour. Make a reservation via the website of the museum: https://www.nbbmuseum.be/en/booking.

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