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.
Female employee sitting down sorting banknotes.

Topolski Late: Drawing the 50s

  • 26 October 2018 5:30-9pm

Join us for a 1950s style evening inspired by Feliks Topolski’s drawings of working life at our printing works in Debden, Essex. Visitors are invited to embrace the theme and don their glad rags and exuberant hairdos. Small prizes will be awarded to the best dressed. Have a go at some drawing activities with the help from Topolski Studio and express your artistic flair. With so many things to see and do, this one-night only event is sure to be one to remember!

Admission is free and there is no need to book in advance.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

N/A

Website

https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/museum/whats-on/2018/topolski-drawing-the-50

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 3461 5545

Fax

020 3461 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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