Saving in money boxes and banks
The exhibition was on view 1997 - 2017
People have always attempted to save money and other capital so as to be prepared for the future. In older times, thrift was a necessity so as to be able to improve one’s life opportunities. Visitors to the exhibition saw examples of how we saved before banks existed and how the first savings banks started – the most significant event in the history of saving.
The savings bank´s significans for people´s saving
The first savings bank opened in Scotland in 1810. The savings banks made it easier for ordinary people to save safely and receive interest, and they came to be set up all over the world. In Sweden, the first savings bank was started in Gothenburg in 1820. At their height, there were 498 savings banks in Sweden.