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Bank of England Museum

#184 of 1 872 things to do in London
Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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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...more
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1 Bartholomew Lane, London EC2N 8AH, England
City of London
+44 20 3461 5545
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Just enough and a good variety on the Bank , history of the bank, money and the work of the bank. Enjoyed the history of the pound and the bank note gallery.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jock D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really interesting and free thing to do, especially on a rainy day in The City Of London. Great exhibits and games to play and such an interesting history. Found the explanations of inflation and the role of the Bank fascinating and was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maureen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry to this museum which charts the banks history, role and famous customers. Interesting info about gold, printing and forgeries

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TommyandTeddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bank of England museum is an excellent museum for a couple or three hours' entertainment. You can even get to lift a gold bar to test its weight (it's safely tucked inside a strong plastic(?) box that has a bit where you place your...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Irenepr
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit of all parents and children they can get a free activity sheet for all ages (children) lots of interesting facts and they win a prize at the end. ( I won't spoil the surprise)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katie W
Reviewed 7 November 2018

a very informative museum on the bank and how paper money first originated. The best part is that they hace r real solid gold ingot that you can pick up!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Dianerandle
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

This and other hands on games are at the heart of this museum to the creation of the bank of England and the invention of paper money. Find out how the constant evolution of technology is used to combat the efforts of counterfeiters.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 132kevinp
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Amazing museum, lots to see and a short film to watch. Allow at least 2 hours. Free to go in and security check on entrance.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank makethemostolife
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit for sure, really in depth with its information on the basics of the Bank of England. Free entry and good exhibits. You have to leave your wet brolly at reception for obvious reasons you will be required to empty pockets ect and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this during a google search and decided to go. Maybe not for children, but we enjoyed it and learnt something from it. So glad we went. And it’s free! Well worth a visit :)

Date of experience: October 2018
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22 July 2018|
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Response from Bornblonde1 | Reviewed this property |
No queue just walked straight in its free as well. Can't see you'd ever need to queue although I would think you'd have to notify them if it was a group.
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Response from 502iainw | Reviewed this property |
Give yourself an hour to read everything, take part in the interactive displays and go back to see things that really interest you. There is a display to lift up a solid gold bar with one hand, which is fun, but I arrived... More