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Singapore Coins and Notes Museum

By: Sheralyn on 15 Jun 2012
40 Pagoda Street, Level 1, Singapore 059199

(+65) 6222 2486

Operating Hours:
Daily from 10am to 8pm


Located in Chinatown, the Singapore Coins and Notes Museum is Singapore's first and only museum dedicated to showcasing currency. Through intimate but novel exhibits, visitors journey through a world of coins and notes from the earliest objects used for barter trade to the latest cutting-edge polymer notes.

It has two levels of galleries, with one level dedicated to pre-Independence and post-Independence Singapore. On this level, find out more about how foreign notes and coins used here eventually gave way to Singapore-made currency that was vital in her early nation-building days. An interactive gallery is located on the other level, where visitors can touch and handle common metals used in the production of coins such as gold, silver and other metals, and even try their hand at making coin rubbings as take-home souvenirs. A special section is also dedicated to the interesting ways in which coins and notes are used for weddings, ornamentation and other purposes in Singapore.

Other than local currency, the museum also boasts coins from 18 countries, including Brazil, Myanmar and Papua New Guinea.

Admission Charge:
S$10 for Adults
S$6 for Children, senior citizens, NSFs and students

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