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Bank of England Museum

1 Bartholomew Lane, London EC2N 2AX, England
+44 20 7601 5545
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Free, small but interesting. Bit out of the way

The Bank of England museum is small but is free and doesn’t need any tickets but you do need to go... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, UK
Good indoor activity

The Bank of England Museum is a nice place to spend some indoor time in the cooler or wetter days... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lawrence, Kansas
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This fascinating Museum, located within the impressive walls of the Bank of England, tells the history of the Bank from its foundation in 1694 to the present day. Its unique collections of coins, banknotes and artefacts are supplemented by audio-visual and interactive displays. Visitors can even handle a real gold bar! Exciting new displays and exhibits have been added to the permanent galleries following a period of renovation.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Bartholomew Lane, London EC2N 2AX, England
City of London
+44 20 7601 5545
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Bank of England museum is small but is free and doesn’t need any tickets but you do need to go through airport style security. Inside you see lots of old coins, notes and photos of what the bank looked like in the previous centuries....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bank of England Museum is a nice place to spend some indoor time in the cooler or wetter days. It is also interesting and informative.

1  Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. There is a signpost on Threadneedle St, pointing towards Bartholemew Lane where the museum is. Lots of interesting info about money and the bank system, that most people dont know about or arnt really sure.

Thank Davedatsurf2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3rd jan. exchanged some old notes successfully. Pity the security guards did,nt know Mark Carney was the boss ,but they did know their Museum was closed for two weeks !... half wasted trip !!!

1  Thank Stuart E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fabulous little gem amazing displays and info in the Bank of England itself...history, economics, puzzles, facts, art, famous people, how they make the y balance, how they make money design notes fabulous!!

Thank jane_m_kelleher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fascinating small museum located within the walls of Bank of England. Free entry and only open on weekdays. Interesting exhibits and displays. Lots to see. Fascinating history. Gold bar on show - have to try and lift it. Good if you love...More

Thank Ballymena1973
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent two hours going through the museum, very interactive and informative. My daughter enjoyed all the puzzles especially cracking the code which opened the safe and receiving a little prize in return. Extremely easy to find and all staff were very friendly. We will definitely...More

Thank Angela A
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit. A free museum about money! What a contradiction. Airport style security. Loved the fact the armed security put their hands on their weapons as you put your hands in your pockets to pull something out! Thankfully it was just my keys...More

Thank goodguyjas
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Spent two hours looking round this fascinating museum and we could have stopped longer. Learn all about the history of the Bank of England, about gold and how it came to be used as money, about banknotes how they are designed and printed plus some...More

Thank SueJim126
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Lots,of history, interesting facts and interactive "games" well worth a 2 hour visit so plan ahead. Recommend

Thank Neil D
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Adrian M
7 March 2017|
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Response from MummyKnitter | Reviewed this property |
Good for silkworms Not so good for tourists 😉