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The Central Bank Money Museum
The Money Museum was opened to the public in December 2004. It is intended to add to the educational resources of the country by providing an alternative learning experience for students and the wider community.
Section 1 - World Money
The first section of the Museum looks at the origins of money and examines various representations of money on the global continents, including cowrie shells, a Katanga cross, gold bars and paper money. Find out about money, old and new, from doubloons to credit cards and e-money.
Section 2 - The History of Money in Trinidad and Tobago
The second section of the Museum traces the development of money and financial institutions during various periods of the economic history of Trinidad and Tobago commencing with the first inhabitants, the Amerindians, who used burens, obsidian and adornos as early forms of money. In tracing this development, the exhibition looks at how key historical episodes impacted on money and the financial system in Trinidad and Tobago.
Section 3 - The Role of the Central Bank
The final area of the Museum is devoted to the role of the Bank and takes an interactive approach in providing visitors to the Museum with information on the mission and core functions of the Bank. In addition to the collection of historical objects relating to central banking, the multimedia and interactive elements in this section include a Question and Answer Quiz, a money game, an audio-visual presentation on the Central Bank, and real-time information on key economic developments in Trinidad and Tobago.
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