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BNZ Museum

The BNZ Museum showcases nearly 150 years of banking history in New Zealand.

The museum is a living archive of the bank and those that interact with it; customers, staff and the community.

Exhibits track the development of banking technology as well as provide a fascinating insight into the social and architectural heritage of our country.

The displays include:

  • Gold and early banking - early gold rush days, notes and coins
  • Technology - development from the manual adding machine to computers
  • People and banking - the working environment, recruitment, banking services and women in banking
  • Decimal currency - introduction to dollars and cents from pounds, shillings and pence
  • Architecture - old bank buildings
  • Sponsorship - involvement of the bank in the community
  • Advertising - posters and television advertisements
  • Hands-on activities include old typewriters, coin rubbings and sealing wax. 
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