Bank of England Museum
City of London
020 7601 5545
020 7601 5808
The Bank of England Museum tells the story of the Bank from its foundation in 1694 to its role in today's economy. Ineractive programmes with graphics and video help explain its many and varied roles. Popular exhibits include a unique collection of banknotes and a genuine gold bar which may be handled
Closed: Weekends and Public & Bank Holidays. Except for Open Door Day, Open House Weekend and Lord Mayors Show day.
The Museum offers presentations for groups of between 15 and 50 people. Cinema presentations can be adapted to suit the age, knowledge and ability of the group. They are free of charge but their popularity means they must be booked in advance (020 7601 3833/3591/3866).
Cartoons and Caricatures
This exhbition consists of published and unpublished material from tha Bank of England's own collection of prints and drawings. Encompassing more than two centuries of visual comment and mainly focussing on the Bank and its activities, the exhibition will include the work of consumate artists sucha s James Gillray, John Tenniel and more recently, Steve Bell.
- Any age
Well known historical figures who feature on the Bank's notes will 'come alive' to talk about their life and times.
Charles Darwin will be in the Museum on Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 May; Boulton and Watton Wednesday 29 and Friday 31 May. there will be special presentations on banknotes in the Museum cinema at 12:15pm and 1:00pm. Test your knowledge of banknotes with our quiz and enter a prize draw.
Pounds & Pence
A film presentation about money and prices for 8-14 year olds (Key Stages 2 and 3).
This sixty minutes presentation is cross-curricular and contains educational links to English, Maths, History and Citizenship/PSHE/PSE/PSD. The themes covered potentially link to the well-being aims of the Every Child Matters agenda.
Children will enjoy the upbeat style of the film and the humorous scenarios which explain the points in an accessible and entertaining way. Using sheets of new banknotes worth thousands of pounds, children will examine the security features and be encouraged to play an active part throughout the presentation.
How to obtain
To book a free presentation, please call 0207 601 3833 / 3866 / 3951 or email firstname.lastname@example.org