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NBP Money Centre

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At the Sławomir S. Skrzypek NBP Money Centre we help you to understand the basic economic concepts and complex economic processes. We show the essence of what money is, how it has changed and how it helps us in our daily life.

Our Money Centre is a kind of time machine which can be used to reach the most important places associated with the history of money. Thanks to our institution, you can witness the birth of the coin and the banknote, the first banks, economic theories and see how money is made and how the ATM and the credit card work.

We invite you to a journey through the world of money!


The idea of the Sławomir S. Skrzypek NBP Money Centre was originated by Sławomir S. Skrzypek, the Governor of NBP, who died tragically in the plane crash in Smoleńsk. He masterminded an educational and exhibition facility popularizing economic knowledge with the use of state-of-the-art multimedia techniques.

The NBP Money Centre is a uniquely complex, interdisciplinary project, realized in the very difficult space of Narodowy Bank Polski. The first conceptual work on the new facility began in 2008. Exhibits were gathered and experience was shared with similar institutions operating around the world. Cooperation was established with numerous experts in the field of economics, economic history and the history of money. In the following years, work was carried out on the architectural design of the future facility, a scenario of the exhibition was prepared, and then a contest was conducted in order to select the contractor who would build the Money Centre.

In 2011, the NBP Management Board decided to name the institution after its patron. From that point on, it has been known as the Sławomir S. Skrzypek NBP Money Centre.

Mission and goals

The mission of the Sławomir S. Skrzypek NBP Money Centre is to promote knowledge about economics and the history of money. We try to carry out our educational tasks in an attractive way, using a variety of forms of presentation and modern technologies.

The goal of the NBP Money Centre is to reach a wide audience and to familiarize it with issues related to the development of economics and the monetary economy, the functions that money has served throughout history, as well as the history of the creation and evolution of the banking system and central banking.


patron CP NBPSławomir S. Skrzypek was born in Katowice in 1963. He graduated from the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. He also studied at the Warsaw School of Economics and at the Cracow University of Economics. He obtained an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and also completed a course in Business Management at the Georgetown University.

Mr. Skrzypek began his professional career at the Supreme Audit Office in Poland in 1993. In 2001-2002, he was a member of the Management Board of the Polish State Railways (PKP). From 2002 to 2005, he served as the Vice-President of the Management Board of PKO BP, and in September 2006 he was appointed its president. From May 2006 Mr. Skrzypek served as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TVP. On 10 January 2007, Sławomir S. Skrzypek was appointed Governor of Narodowy Bank Polski by the Polish Sejm.

On 10 April 2010, Mr. Skrzypek was killed in the plane crash near Smoleńsk on the way to the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Katyń massacre. He left behind three children. He was buried at the Powązki Military Cemetery in Warsaw on 19 April 2010.