Money Museum Closes Strong 1st Year of Operation
The Museum of Money closed its first year with a high number of visitors. Opened on March 15, 2022, it welcomed 67,000 visitors in its first 10 months. This number is expected to reach nearly 82,000 on the one-year anniversary on March 15, 2023, the museum says.
The museum will celebrate the successful launch with a four-day series of events from March 15-19, when it will also launch its national financial game, linked to the Neumann Memorial Year, in which high school and university students will compete for valuable prizes.
In their 12 points of 175 years ago, the March Youth of the 1848 Revolution called for the creation of an independent central bank. The Hungarian National Bank opened the Hungarian Money Museum and Visitors' Centre on March 15, 2022, in the former Post Service Palace building on Széll Kálmán tér to mark the anniversary of this important day. By creating the museum, the Central Bank's aim was to provide visitors with an interactive experience of the world of money and its various aspects, rather than a textbook approach to financial education.
In its second year of operation, in 2023, the institution will offer two new temporary exhibitions, six types of museum education, financial quizzes, and creative activities. The exhibition space, unique in Europe, will continue to feature interactive games, robots, and digital installations to help visitors find their way around.
The Money Museum will be open longer on March 15 (9:00-19:00) to offer even more people the chance to try their hand at gold bullion, print their own banknote with their own face and open a special safe.
On this day, while stocks last, visitors can taste the birthday cake in the museum's café, which will welcome them in a Pilvax atmosphere with popular cakes of the time and a special economic newspaper.
The details of a major national online financial competition for high school and university students, linked to the Neumann Year, will also be made public on the occasion of the national holiday and the one-year anniversary.
From March 16-18, the institution will host numismatic lectures and craft activities, while online quizzes will be played.
On Saturday and Sunday, two daily screenings of Attila Szász's award-winning film "Az Aranyvonat legendája" will be available, as well as the latest publication of Pallas Athéné Book Publishers, "Ki korán kel".
The Money Museum is open free of charge during and outside the birthday celebrations, and no advance booking is required on March 15.
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