MUSEUM OF ROMANIA NATIONAL BANK

VISIT BUCHAREST ROMANIAN NATIONAL BANK MUSEUM

The museum of the Romanian National Bank is right in the main financial institution headquarters, in the OLD CITY OF BUCHAREST. You need a confirmed registration to visit it, so all you need to do is to send an e-mail to muzeul@bnro.ro where to specify the date you want to come and the hour. The Museum of the Romanian National Bank is open from Monday to Friday and the visiting hours are 10 A.M., 12 A.M., 2 P.M. and 4 P.M. You will be asked to come with your identity card 5 minutes before the tour starts.

MUSEUM OF ROMANIAN CENTRAL BANK IN BUCHAREST

MUSEUM OF ROMANIA CENTRAL BANK IN BUCHAREST
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Description: Museum of the Romanian National Bank is right in the Old City of Bucharest

ADDRESS OF ROMANIA NATIONAL BANK MUSEUM

The Museum of the Romanian National Bank is in the same building as the headquarters of the institution is, so the security measures are rigorous. You will need to look on the map for the Doamnei Street, No.8, for this is the address of the museum. There you will also find the entrance to the museum. In the photo below, see the doors to the museum. There is a security filter inside, just like at the airports. After that, you are welcome based on the ID used for registration. Don’t forget to leave a phone number when you ask to visit the museum.

ENTRANCE TO MUSEUM OF ROMANIAN CENTRAL BANK

ENTRANCE TO MUSEUM OF ROMANIAN CENTRAL BANK
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Description: The entrance to Museum of Romanian National Bank is the official entrance to the bank, in front of the Old Palace

PHOTOS INSIDE THE MUSEUM OF ROMANIAN NATIONAL BANK

You may take photos inside the museum, but be aware that you are not allowed to get your camera or phone on the security guards. There is a lot of gold inside this building and not only in the museum, but also somewhere else and it is all about the treasury of the National Bank.

PHOTOS ALLOWED INSIDE MUSEUM OF NATIONAL BANK

PHOTOS ALLOWED INSIDE MUSEUM OF NATIONAL BANK
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Description: REMEMBER! You may take pictures all around the Museum of the Romanian National Bank, but not the check point or the guards

VISITING THE MUSEUM OF ROMANIA NATIONAL BANK IS FREE

Visitors don’t have to pay anything for visiting the Museum of the Romanian National Bank Museum. Interesting for a bank, is it? 🙂 You will have free guided tour. Don’t forget to make your reservation at least two days before your arrival. The guide is friendly and will ask all your questions. We visited the museum in July, 2017 and it was an interesting tour, with lots of information, thanks to the guide.  So, visiting the Museum of the Romanian National Bank is free.

GUIDE AT MUSEUM OF NATIONAL BANK BUCHAREST

visiting the Museum of the Romanian National Bank is free
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Description: There is always a guide at your disposal inside the Museum, but don’t forget, you will need a reservation made at least 2 days before your arrival. And there is also a dress code

NICE THINGS AT BUCHAREST MUSEUM OF THE NATIONAL BANK

About the dress code first…You will be asked when making the reservation to wear decent clothes, since you are about to enter the National Bank of Romania Museum. So, take into account to avoid wearing shorts or offensive T-shirts and so on. After the check-in, you will be invited in the Hall of the Offices and on the floor you will see the old logo of the Romanian National Bank, old meaning before 1947, when the communists took the power and changed everything. I’ll tell you more about the history of the institution in moments and you also see the symbol of the Roman God Mercury, the god of sellers, of thieves and the one who used to bring the news and the information to the other gods. He had the information and the power. The guide is always amused when explaining the symbol on the floor, though not all bankers are thieves.

SYMBOLS AT BUCHAREST MUSEUM OF ROMANIA NATIONAL BANK

SYMBOLS AT BUCHAREST MUSEUM OF ROMANIA NATIONAL BANK
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Description: This is the symbol of the god of thieves and of those controlling the information. It is the ancient god Mercury, also the god of sellers and its symbol is on the floor of the Romanian National Bank Museum

OFFICES HALL AT MUSEUM OF ROMANIA NATIONAL BANK

The Hall of the Offices or the Marble Hall has been the main room in the institution. It has the ground floor and the first floor and its architecture follows the trend of the end of the 19th century in Europe. So, it is a rectangle where, before becoming a museum, there were the offices where people made transactions as in nowadays banks. You will see pilaster around the hall wherein there were safe-deposit box only the employees of the National Bank had had access. You could hear nothing from one corner to the other because the acoustics wouldn’t allow that due to the architecture of the room.

MARBLE ROOM AT MUSEUM OF ROMANIAN BANK IN BUCHAREST

OFFICES HALL AT MUSEUM OF ROMANIA NATIONAL BANK
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Description: One of the main attractions at the Museum of the Romanian National Bank in Bucharest is the Offices Great Hall. You cannot hear what somebody else is speaking 10 meters away because of the acoustic

HALL OF OFFICES AT NATIONAL BANK OF ROMANIA

HALL OF OFFICES AT NATIONAL BANK OF ROMANIA
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Description: Here, in the Hall of Offices, clients changed money of made different transactions with the National Bank employees and nobody could hear what there were talking about

EXHIBITIONS AT THE MUSEUM OF THE NATIONAL BANK

The Hall of Offices in the Museum of the National Bank houses one of the most interesting exhibitions in Romania: it is the History of currencies used on the territory of the country since Antiquity to nowadays. This exhibitions is completed with the History of the LEU, the Romanian currency. Both exhibitions can be visited on one side and the other of the Hall of Offices or Marble Hall. There are also stairs with gilded columns.

WHAT TO SEE AT MUSEUM OF ROMANIAN NATIONAL BANK

Museum of the National Bank exhibitions
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Description: Granite gilded columns and statues inside the Museum of the Romanian National Bank just outside the main Hall of Offices. To the stairs, the entrance is not allowed

HISTORY OF LEU AT NATIONAL BANK MUSEUM

The Exhibition History of LEU is on the west side of the Offices Hall. You will see here all the coins and bank-notes the Romanian National Bank has issued since 1867, the year when LEU had become the official currency of the country.

HISTORY OF ROMANIAN CURRENCY AT CENTRAL BANK MUSEUM BUCHAREST

HISTORY OF ROMANIAN CURRENCY AT CENTRAL BANK MUSEUM BUCHAREST
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Description: You will be guided at the exhibition of the history of the Romanian currency from the 19th century when the first coins were made to nowadays bank-notes and coins

FIRST ROMANIAN GOLDEN COIN AT MUSEUM OF CENTRAL BANK IN BUCHAREST

FIRST ROMANIAN GOLDEN COIN AT MUSEUM OF CENTRAL BANK IN BUCHAREST
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Description: This is the first attempt of the Romanian Authorities to release their own currency. It happened in 1868

COINS AND BANK-NOTES AT THE MUSEUM OF NATIONAL BANK

You can here the first Romanian coins, silver, golden and bronze. There are also bank-notes from the first world war, when people used to keep coins and the central bank had to issue paper money, some of them are considered the smallest in the world. Then, World War Two started and many nickel coins were melt for guns and bullets and, after the war, all the bank-notes design, French inspired, disappeared to be replaced by coins and bank-notes inspired by the Russian revolution.

EXHIBIT AT ROMANIAN CENTRAL BANK IN BUCHAREST

EXHIBIT AT ROMANIAN CENTRAL BANK IN BUCHAREST
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Description: Bank-notes and royal coins are also exhibited at the Museum of the Romanian National Bank in Bucharest

One of the main attraction at the exhibit dedicated to the History of the Romanian Currency is a coin, dedicated to Transylvania and the new Romanian state, consolidated after World War Two. It is called cocosel and was issued in 1944. There were one million copies.

MAIN ATTRACTION AT NATIONAL BANK MUSEUM IN BUCHAREST

ATTRACTION AT NATIONAL BANK MUSEUM IN BUCHAREST
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Description: One of the main attractions at the Museum of Romanian National Bank in Bucharest is a gigantic coin dedicated to the kings or Romania

CURRENCIES ON THE ROMANIAN TERRITORY

The other great exhibition at the Museum of the Romanian National Bank is dedicated to the currencies used and found on the territory of the country. You will see here the first coins issued at Histria, an ancient city at the Black Sea and which are the first to appear on this territory at about 480 B.C. There are also Greek, Roman and also the well-known Kosons, used by the local tribes of Dacia before the Roman Empire invasion at 106 A.D. You will also find here coins used in the Middle Ages in nowadays Romania.

ANCIENT COINS AT MUSEUM OF CENTRAL BANK OF ROMANIA IN BUCHAREST

ANCIENT COINS AT MUSEUM OF CENTRAL BANK OF ROMANIA IN BUCHAREST
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Description: The so-called cossons were one of the first coins to be used on the Romanian territories, more than 2,000 years ago. They are also part of another exhibition at the Museum of the Central Bank in Bucharest

TREASURY AT ROMANIAN BANK MUSEUM IN BUCHAREST

The golden bars are a delicious part of your tour inside the Museum of The National Bank of Romania. They are part of a permanent exhibition in a safe room. On the walls and on the ceiling you will see the whole treasure of the Earth, consisting in gold mines. VERY IMPORTANT! Don’t touch anything, not even the walls for they are made of a kind of plastic, like the balloons and might break.

TREASURY ROOM AT MUSEUM OF ROMANIAN NATIONAL BANK

TREASURY ROOM AT MUSEUM OF ROMANIAN NATIONAL BANK
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Description: A new exhibition at the Museum of the Romanian National Bank in Bucharest is about gold. This is only a small part of the treasury

GOLD BARS AND COINS AT BUCHAREST CENTRAL BANK MUSEUM

GOLD BARS AND COINS AT BUCHAREST CENTRAL BANK MUSEUM
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Description: The room of the Treasury is secured and you can see here not only golden coins from different ages and areas, but also four amazing gold bars

GOLD BAR AT NATIONAL BANK IN BUCHAREST

GOLD BAR AT NATIONAL BANK IN BUCHAREST
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Description: This is one of the biggest and heaviest gold bars inside the Treasury of the Romanian National Bank Museum. It was shaped in Romania

There is also inside the museum an interesting corner dedicated to children. Here, you will see bank-notes of different countries where animals are the main characters, like horses, birds and so on. Believe, this was a fine experience for an entire group and there was no child among us.  So, don’t miss the Exhibition with animals on bank-notes at the Romanian National Bank Museum.

EXHIBIT FOR CHILDREN AT MUSEUM OF CENTRAL BANK IN BUCHAREST

EXHIBIT FOR CHILDREN AT MUSEUM OF CENTRAL BANK IN BUCHAREST
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Description: There is also an exhibition for children, very popular among adults instead. It is about the animals we can find on bank-notes and coins all around the world, during the entire history

ANIMALS ON COINS EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM OF ROMANIAN CENTRAL BANK

ANIMALS ON COINS EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM OF ROMANIAN CENTRAL BANK
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Description: You can see on bank-notes or coins rare animals from China, birds and tigers from South Africa, horses and sea mammals from all around the world

TO SEE AND TO DO AROUND ROMANIA NATIONAL BANK IN BUCHAREST

The Headquarters of the Romanian National Bank and the Museum in the same building helps you visit and have some fun in the Old City of Bucharest. You are also close to the UNIVERSITY SQUARE and UNIFICATION SQUARE, which means you are right in the center of the Bucharest. All you need to do is ask where you want to go or what you want to visit. Not to mention the the MUSEUM OF BUCHAREST is in the University Square, a few steps from where you are right night at the CENTRAL BANK OF ROMANIA. If you need a meeting point, the statue of Eugeniu Carada, the founder of the National Bank of Romania is at the corner of the institution, in the Old City.

FOUNDER OF THE ROMANIAN NATIONAL BANK

statue of Eugeniu Carada, the founder of the National Bank of Romania
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Description: Just at the corner of National Bank of Romania is the statue of Eugeniu Carada, the founder of the central bank