The Bank of Korea Museum, open in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Bank of Korea, introduces the history of the currency culture home and abroad through the history and related documents of the Bank of Korea. In doing so, the museum aims to raise public awareness on currency culture while highlighting the importance of price stabilization in the development of the economy.
The museum is not just a cultural space, but also a great place for hands-on education. The museum currently preserves & presents around 4,500 kinds of international and domestic currency as well as documents related to the work done by the Bank of Korea. Other exhibitions explain the minting process and the recognition of counterfeits as well as displaying systematic research documents on money and the state economy.
Group: 20-100 people
Age Limit for Activities
Visitors of all ages (Exhibition explanation service: Elementary school students or older)
Exhibition Hall Information
The Bank of Korea Museum consists of 4 ZONES.
ZONE 1 (Our Bank of Korea)
Here, visitors may learn about the background/purpose of the establishment of the Bank of Korea, what they do in the bank, how the bank is organized and managed, and the origin of the central banking system.
* ZONE 2 (The Lifecycle of Currency)
This zone explains the manufacturing and circulation process of currency, how counterfeits are identified, how to exchange damaged currency, and the future of currency.
* ZONE 3 (Money and the State Economy)
Here, visitors may learn the importance of price stabilization and monetary and credit policies of the central bank through video clips, models and computer games. Also, you may learn more about what defines currency, interest rates and prices as well as the importance of price stabilization and the state economy, the monetary and credit policy of the Bank of Korea, and the role of the central bank in the economic development of Korea.
ZONE 4 (Currency Square)
From ancient days to modern times, the currency of Korea is on display by era. Visitors to this zone can also see rare currencies from around the world.
Facilities for the Handicapped
Wheel chair free rental service
Admission / Participation Fees
Reservations required for groups of 20 or more people at least 1 day
prior to the visit
Info. Services for Koreans
Reservation for groups of 20 people or more must be made in advance.
Available to individual visitors on first-come, first-served basis
* Guided tours twice a day (11:00, 15:00)
* Rental fee for an audio guide: 500 won
Foreign Language Intepretation Services
Audio guides are available for groups of 20 or more in English, Japanese, and Chinese
* Rental fee: 500 won
museum.bok.or.kr (Korean, English)