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BNZ Museum

Join us for a journey back in time.

In the 1860s, while Central Otago was in the grip of gold fever, Bank of New Zealand began to build its history. Taken in 1863, this photograph shows the Maori Point Agency on the Shotover River near Queenstown.

This unique museum showcases 150 years of banking history in New Zealand. It is a living archive of BNZ and those that interact with it; customers, staff and the community. Exhibits track the development of banking technology as well as provide a fascinating insight into the social and architectural heritage of our country.


BNZ, Level 1, Harbour Quays
60 Waterloo Quay
(opp Railway Station)

Monday - Friday 9.30am to 4pm
Free entry, suitable for schools
and community groups.

For all enquiries

Email: museum@bnz.co.nz
Telephone: 04 4746933
Postal address: PO Box 2392, Wellington

The displays include

  • Banking on gold
  • Early banking in New Zealand
  • Money and currency
  • Technology
  • Marketing and brand
  • People and banking
  • Timeline
  • Interactive displays and hands-on activities
  • School resource kits available