The use of money in the past 50 years has evolved from ancient to modern modes of payment. The collections comprise banknotes, coins, books, documents, photographs, gold bars and other objects which tell the story of money and banking in Nigeria and West Africa.
The Currencies of the World on display are from one hundred and two (102) countries, so if you can't find those of your country, do not despair as we welcome donations of currencies from countries not on display
In 2008, a committee was formed comprising professionals from various departments of the Bank to set up the Currency Museum under the leadership of the erstwhile Director of Currency and Branch Operations Department, Mr. Ben C. Onyido. Consultants were drawn from the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) under the Directorship of Mr. Nath Mayo Adediran (rtd), Art Professors from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Curator of the Bank of England Currency Museum, Mr. John Keyworth and an exhibition specialist, Mr. Nigel Tudman.