The Reserve Bank Museum
About the Museum
The Reserve Bank Museum provides a fascinating glimpse into New Zealand’s economic and banking heritage. It celebrates and tells the origins and role of the Reserve Bank as the country’s central bank. Opened in September 2006, it is the only specialist economic and central banking museum in New Zealand.
An extensive range of interactive exhibits showing the history of our trade and banking system as well as a selection of rare notes and coins from the Bank’s numismatic collection are on display at the Museum. You can know more about some of the Museum’s highlights and exhibitions on our website.
One of the most popular exhibits in the Museum is pioneering New Zealand economist Bill Phillips' amazing hydro-mechanical economic computer – the MONIAC.
While we are not currently running public tours or accepting bookings for educational visits, you can learn more about the Museum and the Reserve Bank’s work by viewing some of our educational videos.
The Reserve Bank Museum is located at 2 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand. The Museum is just inside the main foyer. Entrance to the building has wheelchair access.
There is metered street parking and a number of car parking buildings nearby. The council-owned Clifton Terrace car park is manned all day and the Tournament car park off Bowen Street has a ticket machine.
You may reach us through these contact details.