Step back in time … and see the story of money unfold and trace its development in Jamaica and around the world. A wide range of numismatic pieces, as well as an extensive array of artifacts recreate the historical background of money through the ages. See money in some of its earliest forms. Learn about the art of making coins and bank notes … the crime of counterfeiting … and the various ways of looking after money.
Recapture the history of Jamaica through the story of its money…from Taino trade to debit cards … glass beads … pieces of eight … christian quatties … From pounds, shillings and pence to dollars and cents.
Come and browse or take a guided tour which provides an overview of the collection and interesting insights.
Facilities (If possible, please advise of the date and time of your intended visit):
- Accessible to visitors with disabilities
- Housed within the Bank of Jamaica
- Lecture/Reading Room available to conduct research on the history of Jamaican currency
Monday – Friday :
10:00am to 4:00pm
Weekend & Public Holidays:
Group bookings and guided tours are by appointment. A minimum of ten visitors required for guided tours.
Tel: (876) 922 0750