Czech central bank opens its doors for new money exhibition

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And that's about it for this week - just time for a brief cultural tip - the Czech central bank opened the doors of its fortress-like "strong room" on Wednesday, for a public exhibition called "People and Money". Under the gaze of armed security guards, visitors will be able to examine various forms of money - from ancient seashells to a tonne of red gold. The exhibit includes 65 showcases telling the story of Czech money, from the days of Bohemian kings through the Hapsburg Monarchy, the first republic, the communist era and up to the present day. For security reasons only 34 people will be allowed inside at a time, but entrance is free. Just don't try and take any of the exhibits home with you.