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About us

At the Money Museum you can learn about the functions performed by the NBU, delve into the world of finance and currency circulation, gain basic skills for managing your own finances, learn everything about money security features, and see a complete collection of the numismatic products issued by the NBU.

In 2022, the NBU intends to open an information and communications center in the historical center of Kyiv – on Kontraktova Square.

Your visit
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Opening hours
Tuesday-Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Address
9, Instytutska Street,
Kyiv

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Contacts
+38 044 253-01-75,
museum@bank.gov.ua

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Cost of visits
Free of charge

Plan a visit

Please be aware!

  • You may submit an application or change the composition of a group no later than 3 days before the planned visit.
  • You may visit the museum only at the time for which your group has been registered.
  • The number of people in a group is limited to 20 persons.
  • If you provide incorrect contact details, museum staff will not be able to inform you of any changes to the visiting schedule.
  • The Money Museum is a restricted access facility. The NBU Security Department may refuse entry to the museum to those who are not on the visitor’s list, those who provided incomplete, false or incorrect information while registering, and those who have failed to bring ID.
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specifying the names of the visitors
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museum@bank.gov.ua
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you are required to produce ID to gain entry to the museum
(a passport, driver’s license, student ID, school ID card, or a birth certificate)

The museum administration reserves the right to change the time and dates of visits, and to cancel planned visits.

Programs

The Money Museum currently offers not only tours, but also interactive events for adults and children. Today only one program tour is available in English, but our guides will be glad to see you in Money Museum on the general tour.

General Tour of the Money Museum in English

General Tour of the Money Museum in English will take you to the NBU’s building and tell you the history of the Ukrainian central bank. During this tour, you will also be able to see money from various historical epochs and countries, delve into the history of the domestic currency – the hryvnia – and view a unique collection of commemorative coins of independent Ukraine.

for visitors of any age

Quest

Treasure hunting quest through solving different tasks will help children to discover history of money circulation in Ukraine.

for middle school students

Quest

You will learn interactively about the history of the domestic currency, the technology used to produce it, and what security features banknotes have.

for middle school students

Lecture

How do our emotions influence our financial decisions? Why was a psychologist awarded a Nobel prize for economics? What pitfalls to achieving our financial goals does our own brain create, and why? How do you get your inner Homer Simpson under control? Learn all of this during our lecture on behavioral economics.

for high school and university students and adults

General tour of the Money Museum

During the tour you will see money from various historical epochs and countries: from ancient Roman and Byzantine coins to euro and dollar coins, learn about the history of the domestic currency – the hryvnia – and view a unique collection of commemorative coins of independent Ukraine.

for visitors of any age

Quest

In just one hour, you can visit ten countries, learn about the national currencies of these countries, and find out about the traditions and cultures of different peoples on our planet. During this interactive quest, you will find out whose images are most often depicted on money, which countries’ banknotes are considered the most beautiful, and why coins can come in the most intricate forms.

for middle and high school students

Workshop

The main purpose of the workshop is to teach participants how to plan their own expenses and how to achieve their own financial goals. During the workshop you will immerse yourself in the incredible atmosphere of pre-revolutionary Kyiv and Victorian London, hear the clink of the money of that time in your pockets, and experience several financial months of an ordinary family.

for middle and high school students

Interactive Lesson

The youngest visitors are invited to an interactive lesson, during which they will be able to learn about the country’s central bank. While playing, children will learn about the tasks and functions of the NBU, find out about the full life cycle of money (from the production of banknotes and coins to their withdrawal from circulation), learn about the security features of the hryvnia, and discover the secret of the NBU’s vault.

for elementary and middle school students

Lecture

During the lecture, you will learn how financial planning can help in everyday life, what the main stages of drawing up a personal financial plan are, how to increase your income and optimize your expenses, how to generate and protect your personal capital, and how to determine the real value of your wealth. In addition, we analyze together real-life situations.

for high school and university students

Debates

This event offers a master class on how to debate followed by debates on the topic “Traditional Banks versus Neobanks.” You will discover how the practice of debating started, learn the rules and best practices of debating, and get useful tips on how to debate, use arguments to defend your position, and interact with your opponents effectively. Participants will also get the chance to practice by participating in real debates.

for high school and university students

Lecture

You will learn about the NBU’s main focus areas: how the central bank keeps rises in the prices of goods and services in check, provides for the security of money transfers, what actions the central bank takes to ensure the safety of household and corporate deposits, and how it delivers financial system stability.

for middle school, high school and university students

Master Class Lecture

Keep abreast of all financial innovations! Sign up for a themed lecture to find out about the current revolution in the world of economics and finance, how neobanks operate, what a cashless economy is, and what role the NBU is playing in the development of Fintech.

for high school and university students

Themed Walking Tour

Visitors are invited to walk along the same routes that Kyiv’s bankers, industrialists and merchants often took from the latter half of the 19th century through the beginning of the 20th century. Walking along Instytutska Street, you will find out from which institutions they took out loans, how they traded on the stock exchange, and where they lived. Special attention will be paid to the history of the NBU’s main building.

for visitors of any age

Themed Tour and a Lecture

People called the first Ukrainian banknotes horpynky (because some of them depicted a beautiful young woman – Horpyna is a Ukrainian female name), lopatky (little spades) and metelyky (butterflies). You will find out how they were made, what they were spent on, as well as about people’s budgets and the state budget in Ukraine in 1917 – 1921.

for high school and university students and adults

Programs

The Money Museum currently offers not only tours, but also interactive events for adults and children. Today only one program tour is available in English, but our guides will be glad to see you in Money Museum on the general tour.

Lectures

We offer off-site educational events for schoolchildren and university students in Kyiv. Lectures are available only in Ukrainian.

| Interactive Lesson

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The National Bank of Ukraine: what it is and what it does

for elementary school students

The youngest visitors are invited to an interactive lesson, during which they will learn about the country’s central bank. While playing, children will learn about the tasks and functions of the NBU, find out about the full life cycle of money (from the production of banknotes and coins to their withdrawal from circulation), learn about the security features of the hryvnia, and discover the secret of the NBU’s vault.

| Lecture

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The role and tasks of the NBU

for high school and university students and adults

You will learn about the NBU’s main focus areas: how the central bank keeps rises in the prices of goods and services in check, provides for the security of money transfers, what actions the central bank takes to ensure the safety of household and corporate deposits, and how it delivers financial system stability.

| Lecture

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Cashless, fintech… How do I get the hang of it?

for high school and university students

Keep abreast of all financial innovations! Sign up for a themed lecture to find out about the current revolution in the world of economics and finance, how neobanks operate, what a cashless economy is, and what role the NBU is playing in the development of Fintech.

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The history of the NBU and its historical building

for middle and high school students, university students and adults

Today, the head office of the NBU is located in a building that is a real architectural gem of Kyiv. It has always been a banking hub. This building housed Ukraine’s first central bank, called the Ukrainian State Bank, which was established in 1917. Order our themed lecture to learn more about the exciting history of the Ukrainian central bank.

| Lecture

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Managing and planning your own finances

for high school and university students and adults

During the lecture, you will learn how financial planning can help in everyday life, what the main stages of drawing up a personal financial plan are, how to increase your income and optimize your expenses, how to generate and protect your personal capital, and how to determine the real value of your wealth. In addition, we analyze together real-life situations.

| Lecture

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100 years since the Ukrainian revolution

for middle and high school students, university students and adults

People called the first Ukrainian banknotes horpynky (because some of them depicted a beautiful young woman – Horpyna is a Ukrainian female name), lopatky (little spades) and metelyky (butterflies). You will find out how banknotes were made, what they were spent on, and learn about people’s budgets and the state budget in Ukraine in 1917 – 1921.

| Debates

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On financial Literacy

for high school and university students

This event offers a master class on how to debate, followed by debates on the topic “Traditional Banks versus Neobanks.” You will discover how the practice of debating started, learn the rules and best practices of debating, and get useful tips on how to debate, use arguments to defend your position, and interact with your opponents effectively. During the second session of the event, participants will also get the chance to practice by participating in real debates.

| Lecture

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The history of currency circulation

for middle and high school students, university students and adults

During the tour, you will find out about money from various historical epochs and countries: from ancient Roman and Byzantine coins to euro and dollar coins, and about the history of the domestic currency.

| Workshop

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Traveling in a time machine, learn how to maintain a budget

for high school and university students

The main purpose of the workshop is to teach participants how to plan their own expenses and how to achieve their own financial goals. During the workshop you will immerse yourself in the incredible atmosphere of pre-revolutionary Kyiv and Victorian London, hear the clink of the money of that time in your pockets, and experience several financial months of an ordinary family.

| Lecture

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Behavioral economics: how we make financial decisions

for university students and adults

How do our emotions influence our financial decisions? Why was a psychologist awarded a Nobel prize for economics? What pitfalls to achieving our financial goals does our own brain create, and why? How do you get your inner Homer Simpson under control? Learn all of this during our lecture on behavioral economics.

Virtual Tour


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