The Geldmuseum was founded in 2007 as a result of a merger of the collections of the Ministries of Education, Culture and Science (National Museum of Coins and Medals) and Finance (Coin Museum) and the Nederlandsche Bank (numismatic collection). The museum was housed in the monumental building De Munt in Utrecht. The collection comprised 388,000 items, including ancient and present day coins, coin production means, banknotes, tokens and cut stones and related objects. In addition, the scientific library had more than 50,000 titles in its collection.
Due to the cancellation of the subsidy, the Money Museum closed as of 1 November 2013. The largest part of the collection, the mint part, was housed in the Nederlandsche Bank. A smaller part of the archaeological and art historical nature was added to the collection of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden.