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2024.04.20. - 2024.11.24.
Budapest
2023.12.15. - 2024.02.18.
Budapest
2023.11.16. - 2024.01.21.
Budapest
2023.11.09. - 2024.03.17.
Budapest
2023.10.27. - 2024.02.11.
Budapest
2023.10.18. - 2024.02.18.
Budapest
2023.09.22. - 2024.01.21.
Budapest
2012.03.01. - 2012.03.31.
Vác
2012.02.01. - 2012.02.29.
Miskolc
2012.01.22. - 1970.01.01.
Budapest
2011.10.04. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.10.01. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.10.01. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.09.30. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.09.30. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.07.04. - 2011.07.08.
Budapest
Visitor Centre of the National Bank of Hungary - Budapest
Visitor Centre of the National Bank of Hungary
Address: 1054, Budapest Szabadság tér 8.
Phone number: (1) 428-2751
Opening hours: Closed!
The Visitor Centre is an exhibition focusing on the areas, concepts and deices closely related to the Bank's activities. The Centre covers a wide range of apparently very different topics whose central unifying theme is (what else could it be?) money. The exhibition begins by describing how money developed over the ages, what notes and coins are in circulation and how they are protected against counterfeit. It also includes a display of exotic banknotes, commemorative coins and other special money from all over the world. continue
Permanent exhibitions
Stairway to the first floor
This sectioín is divided into two parts. The first deals with the history of the monumental main building designed by Ignác Alpár, which dates hack to the period before the establishment of the independent bank itself. The second focuses on the main periods of the Banks history from its formation in 1924 to the present. continue
On 1 January 2002, the euro became the official currency in twelve European countries. In addition to the overall economic and commercial advantages of its use (e.g. the elimination of exchange costs, easier comparison of prices and a boost in trade), the euro has made the finances of everyday life much easier in many ways (during travel, when transferring money to another country, etc.). continue
In order to maintain price stability, the MNB's most important aim is to reduce inflation. This part of the exhibition sheds light on the financial background of inflation and its effects on everyday life. You can calculate how the price of a given product has changed over the years and see how the price skyrocketed in the Nears of hyperinflation. continue
A taste of the exhibition
This section on the history of currencies displays the most important and interesting pieces of the MNB's Banknote and Coin Collection comprising nearly 50 000 pieces. The history of Hungarian currency dates back to St. Stephen's first denar with the circular inscription LANCEA REGIS/REGIA CIVITAS. continue