Bank of England Museum

Bank of England Museum
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The Bank of England Museum tells the story of the Bank from its foundation in 1694 to its role in today's economy. Interactive 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.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 1000-1700

Closed: Weekends and Public & Bank Holidays. Except for Open Door Day, Open House Weekend and Lord Mayors Show day.

Admission charges

Free

Additional info

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 5545).

Collection details

Architecture, Coins and Medals, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Picture Perfect

  • 31 May — 3 June 2016

Create your own memories this half term by having your photograph taken in front of a gold vault backdrop, creating the illusion of standing inside a vault amongst the 400,000 bars of gold which lie beneath the building. Children can then join a fun and creative workshop and make their very own ‘Funky photo frame’, perfect to display their new photo.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/education/Pages/museum/whatson/picture-perfect.aspx

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Pounds & Pence

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/education/Pages/museum/visiting/talks_interactive.aspx

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.

Languages

  • Welsh

How to obtain

To book a free presentation, please call 0207 601 5545 or email education@bankofengland.co.uk

Bank of England Museum
Bartholomew Lane
London
City of London
EC2R 8AH
England

Website

www.bankofengland.co.uk/museum

E-mail

museum@bankofengland.co.uk

Telephone

020 7601 5545

Fax

020 7601 5808

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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