Central bank, Bangladesh Bank has launched it currency museum (Taka Jadughar) on the first floor of its training academy at Mirpur. Speaker of the parliament Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury formally inaugurated this museum yesterday. Bangladesh Bank had a currency museum at its head office in Motijheel. But that was in small scale. General people had some difficulties to visit the museum at head office.
Bangladesh Bank has collected paper notes and coins from central banks of different countries. They also collected coins and paper notes from hobby collectors. This museum already has a collection of over three thousand coins and paper notes.
Bangladesh bank officials have tried to represent the history from Uari Bateshwar era to present days for the new generation. Coins of Uari Bateshwar, Sultanate, Mughal, and British colonial periods are being displayed here. The authorities have used most modern technologies including digital kiosk, LCD display, 3D television and projectors. Visitors will have the opportunity to take printout of souvenir note with photos of themselves. Bangladesh bank has a plan to launch a digital version of the museum on the internet.
Thursday is the holiday of the museum. It will open for visitors from Saturday to Wednesday from 11am to 5pm. On Friday it will open for visitors from 4pm to 7pm. No entry fee is required to visit the museum.