Open day at the Riksbank, 22 September

On Saturday, 22 September 2018, the Riksbank celebrated its 350th birthday by opening the doors of its head office in Stockholm to the general public.

On 22 September 1668, the Bank of the Estates of the Realm was founded, which later changed its name to Sveriges Riksbank. Exactly 350 years after the bank was founded, the Riksbank held an open day at Brunkebergstorg in Stockholm.

The visitors were able to experience:

• gold bars from the gold and foreign currency reserves.

• an exhibition containing private banknotes, Sweden's first coin and a copy of the world's largest copper coin.

• films about the Riksbank's work.

• lectures by Governor Stefan Ingves, First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick and Cecilia Skingsley.

• author and historian Gunnar Wetterberg talking about the Riksbank's 350-year history.

• guided tours of the architecture and art in the Riksbank building.

During the day, visitors also had the opportunity to put questions to Riksbank experts in various fields.

Updated 24/09/2018