According to a statement of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB) sent to MTI, the construction of the interior of the former Post Palace on Széll Kálmán Square, which is unrivaled in Europe in terms of both technology and museology, will continue as planned.
The Hungarian National Bank intends to create the Money Museum as a knowledge center on the use of money and a center of public education on finance in Hungary.
The contractors have drawn up a special renovation plan for the restoration of the decorative elements of the façade, the carpentry, masonry and wrought iron. The interior restoration of the building includes the restoration of the staircase balustrades, the oak gates with wrought iron handles and the preservation of the working paternoster in the palace.
The construction of the exhibition and visitor areas of the museum is well underway, with a variety of special technological and interior design solutions.
An important feature of the Money Museum is the interactive knowledge station and community space called the Gold Mine, which can be visited without prior registration. Visitors will also have the opportunity to hold a real gold bar in their hands.
The Money Museum will open on March 15, 2022.