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Building of the Central Bank of Malta
Central Bank of Malta and Currency Museum

The complex of the bank of Malta is partly housed in the Saint James Bastion.
Saint James Bastion (1566) was designed by Italian military engineer Francesco Laparelliego, the construction was supervised by Maltese assistant Girolamo Cassara.

The Central Bank of Malta is an independent institution which seeks to carry out its statutory responsibilities in the public interest and established by the Central Bank of Malta Act in April 1968.

On 1 January 2008 became Malta part of the Eurosystem.

The Central Bank of Malta has chosen to portray a part of a currency collection from Carthaginians, the Romans, the Spanish and Neapolitans and British priod. A currency museum which is located in its foyer.

The museum exhibits coins and banknotes which reflect the foreign ruling power or the neighbouring countries with which Malta traded, ranging from Punic times to the Order of St John, to the British period, to the Maltese decimalisation in 1972, and finally culminating in the introduction of the euro.

The museum is open to the public at no charge during the Bank’s office hours.
Opening hours
Mondays till Friday
8:00 - 16:30
Last admission

Advice 30 minutes before closing
Ticket / admission fee

Opening hours the Bank

Access only in the museum (part of the bank)

Additional information

A part of the Bank and Bastion.

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