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Bank of Korea Money Museum (한국은행 화폐박물관)

  • Bank of Korea Money Museum (한국은행 화폐박물관)
  • Bank of Korea Money Museum (한국은행 화폐박물관)
  • Bank of Korea Money Museum (한국은행 화폐박물관)
  • Bank of Korea Money Museum (한국은행 화폐박물관)
  • Bank of Korea Money Museum (한국은행 화폐박물관)
  • Bank of Korea Money Museum (한국은행 화폐박물관)
  • Bank of Korea Money Museum (한국은행 화폐박물관)
  • Bank of Korea Money Museum (한국은행 화폐박물관)
  • Bank of Korea Money Museum (한국은행 화폐박물관)
  • Bank of Korea Money Museum (한국은행 화폐박물관)

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Address
39, Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-759-4881~2
Operating Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-17:00
Closed
Mondays, December 29-January 2 (next year), Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays.

* Please check the official website to confirm for any changes in advance of your visit.
  • Information
    Introduction
    The Bank of Korea Money Museum, open in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Bank of Korea, introduces the history of the currency culture home and abroad through the history and documents related to Bank of Korea. In doing so, the museum aims to raise public awareness on currency culture while highlighting the importance of price stabilization in the development of the economy.

    The museum is not just a cultural space, but also a great place for hands-on education. The museum currently preserves and presents around 4,500 kinds of international and domestic currency as well as documents related to the work done by the Bank of Korea. Other exhibitions explain the minting process and the recognition of counterfeits as well as displaying systematic research documents on money and the state economy.

    Program Information
    Lectures on Currency and Economy
    * Currency and Culture - 14:00-15:00 on 1st, 3rd, 5th Saturdays of every month
    * Economics - 14:00-15:00 on 2nd, 4th Saturdays of every month
    * Hands-on activities - 14:00-15:00 on 2nd, 4th Sundays of every month
    * Special classes: Check website for schedule

    * Class sign-up is available on the lecture day at the museum's Information Desk.

    Exhibition Hall Information

    The Bank of Korea Museum consists of 4 ZONES.

    * ZONE 1 (Our Bank of Korea)
    Here, visitors may learn about the background/purpose of the establishment of the Bank of Korea, what they do in the bank, how the bank is organized and managed, and the origin of the central banking system.

    * ZONE 2 (The Lifecycle of Currency)
    This zone explains the manufacturing and circulation process of currency, how counterfeits are identified, how to exchange damaged currency, and the future of currency.

    * ZONE 3 (Money and the State Economy)
    Here, visitors may learn the importance of price stabilization and monetary and credit policies of the central bank through video clips, models and computer games. Also, you may learn more about what defines currency, interest rates and prices as well as the importance of price stabilization and the state economy, the monetary and credit policy of the Bank of Korea, and the role of the central bank in the economic development of Korea.

    * ZONE 4 (Currency Square)
    From ancient days to modern times, the currency of Korea is on display by era. Visitors to this zone can also see rare currencies from around the world.
     

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Storage lockers, souvenir shop

    Restrooms
    Available

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Free wheelchair rental service

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Free

    Baby Stroller Rentals
    Available (Free)

    Reservations
    Reservations required for groups of 20 or more people at least 1 day prior to the visit

    Info. Services for Koreans
    Reservation for groups of 20 people or more must be made in advance.
    Available to individual visitors on first-come, first-served basis
    * Guided tours twice a day (11:00, 15:00)
    * Audio guide rental fee: 500 won

    Foreign Language Intepretation Services
    Audio guides are available for groups of 20 or more in English, Japanese, and Chinese
    * Rental fee: 500 won


    Homepage
    museum.bok.or.kr (Korean, English)

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