Tourist Attraction in Manila: Pilipinas Money Museum
Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas Money Museum was founded on 3 January 1974 with the aim to collect Filipino coins and notes to trace the monetary history of the Philippines and assemble a fine collection of rare and unusual coins from all over the world. It was built through the collection in the bank's possession and from the donations of illustrious collectors and dealers. As repository and custodian of the country's numismatic heritage, the museum collects, studies and preserves coins, paper notes, medals, artifacts and monetary items found in the Philippines during its different historical periods. These collections have been placed on permanent display. In the museum, visitors can have a grasp of the way money has evolved from the earliest trading times in the Philippines when primitive money was used and barter was practiced, to the creation of modern coins and banknotes. The galleries show the various types of currency used during the different periods of the country's history. Designed to "walk" the visitor through a number of galleries, individually dedicated to a specific historical period of the country, the museum visually narrates the development of the Philippine economy, parallel to the evolution of its currency. Complementary paintings from the BSP art collection, together with chosen artifacts, enhance each gallery. A panoramic memorabilia of 50 years of central banking in the Philippines, showcases the strides made in bringing about price stability, to sustain economic growth in the country. The exhibition hall also carries the busts of the governors of the Central Bank/Bangko Sentral. It is located in the Central Bank Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila.