The Reserve Bank Museum

 The Museum is currently closed due to Covid-19 Level 2 restrictions. While we are not currently open, you can learn more about the Museum and the Reserve Bank’s work by viewing some of our educational videos. To find out about future bookings or availability, please continue to check our website.

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.

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 check out the Museum’s highlights via our Reserve Bank Museum and Education Centre.

One of the most popular exhibits in the Museum is pioneering New Zealand economist Bill Phillips' amazing hydro-mechanical economic computer – the MONIAC. The MONIAC is currently not operating, but check out the educational video Making money flow: the MONIAC to learn about this exhibition.



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.

Contact Us

You may reach us through these contact details.