Currency Museum

Room G031, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau, E22, Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau
Bus routes nearby: 71, 72, 73, N6
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  • Opening hours

    • Monday10:00-17:00

    • Tuesday10:00-17:00

    • Wednesday10:00-17:00

    • Thursday10:00-17:00

    • Friday10:00-17:00

    • SaturdayClosed

    • SundayClosed

    • Public Holiday Closed

  • Fee
    Free admission

  • Suggested time for visit
    30 minutes

Seashells, gold, copper coins, platinum and banknotes once played an important part in currency history. Do you know when these materials came into as currency? You could find the answer in Macau’s Currency Museum.

Located in the Faculty of Business Administration in the University of Macau, the exhibits in the museum present the currency history in the East and West, in China, Hong Kong and Macau. Copper coins from Qin Dynasty to mid Qing Dynasty and foreign banknotes are orderly displayed to show the milestones of currency development in the East and West throughout different generations. Moreover, there are exhibits related to the development of banking industry in Macau, such as Macau’s early banknotes, the early bank books from Hang Seng Bank of Macau, and the limited edition commemorative banknotes over the years, will pique the interest of visitors. We recommend you to take a look at the early coins and banknotes of Macau displayed in the museum, many of which are no longer in circulation.

The Currency Museum is open around the working hours of the staff in the Faculty of Business Administration. For those visitors who are not familiar with the university campus, it may take some time to locate the Museum. It is worth calling in advance to enquire in order to avoid disappointment. Besides, the lights of the Museum are switched off during summer holiday to save energy. You may check with the Faculty Office at G031 if you could not access during office hours.