Over 12.6 kg of refined gold, nearly pure (99.9%), touch accessible and protected by the door of the former gold vault.
Hermes, the Greek god of trade and barter, offers an interactive experience, proposing a direct exchange of goods as other forms of money.
Navigate through time and space and discover relevant facts about the history of money around the world.
The first Western coin appeared in Lydia (presentday Turkey) in the 7th Century BC and is made of electrum, an alloy of gold and silver.
The first Oriental banknote appeared in China in the 9th Century AD. This banknote was initially worth 1000 bronze coins and anyone forging it faced the death penalty.
A gold coin minted between 1499 and 1521, representative of the political and monetary ostentation of the Age of Discovery.
A fun, interactive screen that allows the visitor to manoeuvre, rotate and enlarge the coins on display.
This gold coin is the last morabitino minted in Portugal and the only known example in the world!
The false (and the genuine) banknote that made Alves dos Reis famous as one of the greatest fraudsters in the history of Portugal.
The largest and heaviest gold coin in Portuguese history, at 85 grams, and almost as large as a biscuit.
Interactive experiences allowing visitors to 'mint' a coin and 'issue' a banknote with their face depicted.
This 1000 escudo banknote features various elements alluding to the story of its issuer, such as the portrait of Queen Maria II, during whose reign Banco de Portugal was founded.
Learn about the mission of the central bank, its main responsibilities, and how it makes a difference to people's lives.
Multimedia film illustrating the developments of the area around Banco de Portugal's headquarters and the Money Museum: the medieval era, the Pombaline reconstruction and the present-day city
This national monument has witnessed key episodes in the life of a king, the city and its history