Museum of the National Bank of Belgium
The Museum of the National Bank stands alongside the Cathedral of Saints Michael and Gudula. It offers a unique presentation on the theme of money and currency: its history, its role in the economy, its different forms, its counterfeits, its future, its cultural and international dimensions, and more.
The story of means of payment stretches back into the mists of time. Because the evolution of money and currency is closely linked with the civilisations that produced it and with the events of the time. Money is, therefore, a vital clue to our history, its conflicts and economic crises, its periods of peace and prosperity. The National Bank tells the story of money and currency from here and elsewhere, from past to present. Money that we can feel, the kind that we don’t see, money in the form of stone or salt, metal or paper, bank money or electronic.
As both an everyday object and an abstract idea, money is the stuff of our dreams. Come and find out about all the aspects of money, which are often complicated, in an interactive and lively presentation, and journey to the centre of the fascinating world of money in the historic premises of the National Bank.
The museum gives free guided tours for school groups.