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ABSA Money Museum

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ABSA Money Museum
  • (worth a trip)
  • 3-5 km
  • Moderate
  • Free
  • 2 hours
  • 3 3

ABSA Money Museum will take you through the voyage of the development of money

15 Troye Street, Johannesburg

The fact that this is the only money museum in the country will make this an experience like no other, and can’t be missed. Ironically enough, however, the entry to the Money museum is free.


The first thought that a person has when money is brought up, are coins and bank notes. However, back in the day, people transacted with the use of commodity money such as Venetian glass beads, cowrie shells, and gold coins. Basically, ABSA Money Museum will take you through the voyage of the development of money and its history of evolution to bank notes and coins that are being used currently.


Exhibits and collection, most of which are real and original, are being amassed through various ages will give an excellent depiction of the journey. It will also elucidate how the strength of money was determined much before the introduction of the stock market system.


ABSA Money Museum, which accommodates the largest collection of money used in the history of South Africa also includes other demonstrations revolving around the technology used in the banking sector comprising of internet and mobile banking and the burgeoning bank crimes along with the fascinating history and usage of the ATM machine used so commonly today.


The innovative displays and diagrams will intrigue a visitor and will enjoy the passage of exhibits taking them through a progressive journey to tracking how far the country has now come. An ID card is important for entry into the breathtaking ABSA building.


Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:00