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Absa Museum



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The Museum is home to the largest collection of money formerly used in South Africa, as well as housing extensive historical records stretching back to the early origins of Johannesburg.

As the only banking and money museum in South Africa, it is the custodian, not only of South Africa’s banking history, but also of the economic, political, and social changes that are often so dramatically reflected in these currencies.

Educating young South Africans about banking and finance - From displays of cowrie shells - primitive money from centuries ago - and Venetian glass beads, also once used as a currency - to coins recovered as treasure from sunken ships, all the way through to exhibitions on bank-related crime and how to use an ATM - its collection of over 600 money boxes, some dating back to the early 1800’s, reminds one of the days when young children were taught the wisdom of saving.

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Latitude -26.2047° S 26.2047° S 26° 12' 16.92" -26° 12.282'
Longitude 28.0507° E 28.0507° E 28° 3' 2.52" 28° 3.042'
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187 Fox Street
Johannesburg
South Africa
Phone No.
011 350 6889
If calling from outside South Africa: +27 11 350 6889

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