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The MoneyMuseum offers you a library, small-scale exhibitions, and meeting place. Just like in ancient Greece, where the Musaeum was a place for people to meet, read, and engage in discussions all at once.

The overarching theme is modern-day money. Today’s money must be analyzed and discussed in a societal context. What really matters is looking at it from different perspectives. The MoneyMuseum contributes to this goal with exhibitions, its library, as well as reading and discussion series.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/E
Opening 2003

MoneyMuseum
MoneyMuseum
Straussenei, Namibia/Botswana
Straussenei, Namibia/Botswana
Geld in der Römischen Republik
Geld in der Römischen Republik

Current exhibitions

Traditional means of payment

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Traditional societies have a hierarchical organization. The position of a person, and with it his prestige, depends not on how much he possesses, but on how many goods he has given to the other members of the society.

It is important to know: In traditional societies, goods are neither money as we understand it, nor voluntary gifts. The recipient of a good is obliged to pass it on or reciprocate. If he repeatedly disregards this rule, he is ostracized or even excluded from society.



The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/E
Traditional means of payment

Bibliothek: Literatur und Geld

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Die neu gestaltete Bibliothek des MoneyMuseums schafft ein ideales Umfeld, um über Geld – und dessen Kritik, Kultur, Wert – zu diskutieren. Die Büchersammlung erstreckt sich von 1500 bis in die Gegenwart. Besuchen Sie das MoneyMuseum und lassen Sie sich individuell in die Bibliothek einführen. Dabei steht die Frage im Zentrum, wie Geld in der Literatur abgebildet wird und welchen Gewinn wir aus dieser Verbindung ziehen können.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Bibliothek: Literatur und Geld

The fair price - economic thinking in the Middle Ages

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Price is determined by demand. While we think that this is self-evident, this idea was considered unfair in the Middle Ages. According to medieval Christian theory, everyone should be able to buy the bare necessities for an affordable price. The exhibition "The fair price" takes a look at medieval economic history. In "The fair price", we experience an alternative economic model which shows us that some of today's universal truths are actually temporary truths after all.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/E
The fair price - economic thinking in the Middle Ages

Money in the Roman Republic

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From the third to the first century B.C. little Rome developed into an Empire. Ambitious politicians were the reason for that. They obtained the financial ressources needed to gain power in Rome by looting the Mediterranean world. The latest exhibition of the MoneyMuseum offers a different view of Rome's conquests. It will make you think whether it was just the money that caused so many wars.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/E
Money in the Roman Republic
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset
  • History
    History

Location of the museum

Hadlaubstrasse 106
8006 Zürich

Location/directions

With number 9 or 10 tram or number 33 bus to the Seilbahn Rigiblick stop, by the Rigibahn to the Hadlaubstrasse stop, then about 3 minutes' walk to the left

Open

Thu + Fri by appointment only under www.moneymuseum.com
Guided tours by appointment

Admission

Free admission

Contact

MoneyMuseum
Postfach 9628
8036 Zürich
044 350 73 80 Telephone
info@moneymuseum.com
http://www.moneymuseum.com