As Austria’s central bank, the OeNB has an obligation to present monetary issues, including monetary history, to the general public. The OeNB’s Money Museum meets this obligation with exhibits that describe the development of money from its origins to the present day.
A representative selection of these exhibits is on display in the permanent exhibition “Money in Austria,” which also includes a presentation of the banknote production process. Moreover, the Money Museum organizes special temporary exhibitions, each highlighting a different money-related theme.
Also, every visitor has a chance to view Europe’s biggest gold coin and then to test his or her strength by lifting a gold bar.
The Money Museum houses a large collection of banknotes, banknote designs, securities and coins. These collections of monetary history artifacts are valuable both materially and culturally, given that many of its oldest objects are unique and date back to the Bronze Age.