Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuaniakhatib
Chock-full of interactive solutions, theme films, educational tools and games, the museum exhibition introduces visitors to the history of money and banking in Lithuania and around the world, from the most primitive forms of payment – grain, fur or amber – to the electronic money of today. Visitors interested in Lithuania’s history can see coins that circulated in our region right back from the times of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and those interested in the wider world will be able to examine banknotes from different corners of the globe that are still being used today.
The exhibits amassed in the Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania are divided into two funds: main (Gek) and ancillary (PF). The exhibits of the main fund are classified into collections: writing (R), photography (F), notaphily (B), numismatics (N), items (D). Museum collections are integral and indivisible.
Museum collections are stored in the Bank of Lithuania’s former cash vault with the safe-type doors produced by the famous in the 19th c. firm of S.J. Arheim in Berlin. They are 36 cm thick, locked with three (now only two) original locks. In the vault, the original table of money counters has survived.The thick walls protect from temperature and humidity fluctuations.
At the beginning of 2015, the Museum housed a total of almost 53 thousand exhibits. Most of them were numismatics (about 30 thousand), notaphily (about 7 thousand) and writing (about 6 thousand) exhibits.