The Bank of England Museum, located within the Bank of England in the City of London, is home to a collection of diverse items relating to the history of the Bank and the UK economy from the Bank’s foundation in 1694 to the present day.
The museum is open to the public, free of charge.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Arturo Ramirez | Jul 24, 2018
Found it by accident on our walk to the city just leaving Bank tube station. Managed to see a sign advertising the museum. FREE to enter we found the display intriguing and informative. If you like coins this is where to start for its history. Best was being allowed to "lift" a solid gold bar weighing 28 pounds and worth over £374,000. Lots of children there finding it very interesting.
Glevum Owl | Jun 25, 2018
What a hidden gem! Tucked away just around the corner from the Bank of England itself is a small but beautifully laid out museum. It details not just the history of the Bank of England but also the history of currency in this country. The highlight was the solid gold bar (heavily secured and monitored} which visitors are invited to lift. Perhaps not too much for very young children but it kept our little one amused for over an hour. Best of all it's free!
William Pierce | Aug 5, 2018
A pretty interesting afternoon out. Takes around 2 hours to get round. Lift a (rather heavy) bar of gold and play with a couple of interactive games. Lots of reading on the history of the bank, its origins and building. Lots of text, a few videos and some visual displays. Overall, worth a visit if you're in the area.
Lee Pedder | Jul 14, 2018
Interesting museum. The exhibits are quite detailed and you'll have to do a fair bit of reading to get the most out of it. Lots of history on money, gold, inflation and some coinage, even though this comes under the Royal Mint rather than the Bank. You can hold a large gold bar, which is fun.
Tonko Lacmanovic | Jul 21, 2018
Nice museum which follows story of money and economy through bank of England. There are many presentations and games although some were missing. It is relatively small museum and can be explored fast if not for so many school children.
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