RAHS Excursion – Guided Tour of the Reserve Bank of Australia Museum

The Museum tells the story of Australia’s banknotes against the background of the nation’s economic and social development, from colonial settlement through to the current era. 

RAHS Excursion

[Image courtesy Reserve Bank of Australia Museum]

Join us for a guided tour of the Reserve Bank of Australia Museum which showcases the different types of money used before Federation and each of the series of banknotes since. This includes:

  • Before Federation: To 1900
  • A New Currency: 1900–20
  • The Commonwealth Bank and the Note Issue: 1920–1960
  • The Reserve Bank and Reform of the Currency: 1960–1988
  • Introducing Polymer Banknotes: 1988
  • The First Series of Polymer Banknotes: 1922 onwards
  • The Next Generation of Banknotes: 2016 onwards

Please note: Attendees are welcome to join us for morning tea at History House at 9:30am, before walking to the Reserve Bank. Alternatively, attendees can meet outside the Reserve Bank at 10:30am.

When: Wednesday 20th June, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Where: History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000 | Reserve Bank of Australia Museum, 5 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: $5
(If you would like to pay on the day instead, please give us a call on 9247 8001 or email us first so we can add you to the attendee list)

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