Have you ever wanted to see a real strongroom? Now’s your chance. The People and Money exhibition is located in the former strongroom of Živnostenská banka, now the Czech National Bank. Come and find out all about the history of the Czech and Czechoslovak currency and central banking in the international context.
There is certainly no shortage of remarkable items here. It may surprise you to learn how money was created, how it evolved and how the financial system developed in parallel. You can also find out how banknote security features changed over time. Last but not least, an audiovisual programme is also available.
The latest addition to the exhibition is a unique heavyweight CZK 100 million gold coin! The Czech National Bank issued this coin in 2019 to mark 100 years of the koruna. It is the largest gold coin in Europe and the second largest in the world.
Learn about the history of the Czech currency and central banking. Find out what our ancestors paid with and see how heavy gold is.
Exhibition open weekdays (Tuesdays – Fridays)
You can visit the exhibition on your own or with your family or friends without prior reservation any time during our opening hours. If necessary, for example for larger groups, please book in advance using our reservation system by selecting the Select date and time button below.
Weekends (Saturdays only)
You can also visit the exhibition without prior reservation on Saturdays during opening hours. If you want to join a guided tour, you can choose one of the Saturday tour times below:
Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Guided tours start from the Visitor Centre reception desk at the above times and take 90 minutes, including preparations.
You can also look forward to an on-site treasure hunt, an escape game in the vicinity of the CNB building in Prague and other interesting activities.
Combined tour of both exhibitions at the CNB Visitor Centre in Prague.
Learn about the Czech National Bank's main activities at the Exploring the Currency exhibition. Find out interesting facts about the history of the Czech and Czechoslovak currency and central banking at the People and Money exhibition, located in the former strongroom of Živnostenská banka, now the Czech National Bank.
Book in advance using our reservation system to reserve a place on one of our tours from February 2024.