The Money Museum opened its doors on February 28, 1993 as a coin museum in Breedestraat, Punda. The museum is owned and managed by the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten. Apart from coins that had circulated in the islands of the Netherlands Antilles and that still circulate, there was also a varying exhibition of foreign coins and banknotes. Furthermore, visitors could see an extensive collection of precious stones.
In 2002, the coin museum moved to a smaller location in Klipstraat, Otrobanda. It was decided to remove the foreign coins and banknotes from the exhibition. The coins that had circulated in the islands and still circulated at the time were at the center in this exhibition.