This museum was opened in 1988 as the first currency museum in South Korea. Since it is operated as non-profit cultural business by the Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation, it is opened to everybody free of charge. It exhibits historical materials of both Korea and foreign currency, and it helps ensure the correct recognition of currency. This two story building has four regular exhibition rooms.
The museum exhibits 4000 pieces among 120,000 pieces of currency materials according to time and types to show Korea’s currency history. It is closed every Monday, New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year’s Day, Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day), and temporary national holidays. The first floor has an exhibition room which shows coinage history, a special exhibition room, a seminar room, and a storage vault. The second floor has another exhibition room where the history of paper money is displayed. There is a ‘promotion’ room displaying means to prevent forgery, and another room that is the special product room and used as a second storage vault.