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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Stories from the City logo

Stories from the City: The Bank of England in literature

  • 19 July 2017 — 19 July 2018 *on now

The exhibition celebrates the launch of the new Jane Austen £10 note and explores the Bank of England’s literary connections, from writers who have a direct connection to the Bank or worked elsewhere in the City of London, to stories where the Bank of England has featured as a location. Other stories tell the tales of sensational thefts and frauds, or examine the effects of financial crises through the years.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/education/Pages/museum/whatson/2017/stories-from-the-city.aspx

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.
Colouring

Colouring in 2018

  • 18 — 21 December 2017 *on now
  • 22 December 2017 10am-1pm
  • 27 — 28 December 2017 10am-4:30pm
  • 29 December 2017 10am-1pm

It's time to get creative this festive season. Decorate a Museum-inspired calendar and bring some of your favourite Museum objects to life! The calendar will include museum events for 2018, the perfect way to plan ahead! There's a free chocolate coin for every child.

There are plenty of other attractions to guarantee a fun day out, including banknote jigsaws, interactive games and displays, and the opportunity to try your hand at safe-cracking. You can even hold a genuine gold bar, although it weighs an impressive 13 kilos so it may certainly take you by surprise!

Activity sheets are also available for children of all ages, with a small prize for everyone who takes part.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/museum/whats-on/2017/colouring-in-2018

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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