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Bank of England Museum

1 Bartholomew Lane, London EC2N 2AX, England
+44 20 7601 5545
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Suitable for adults on their own and also with children

We didn't know about this museum and were on our way elsewhere when we thought to have a look along... read more

Reviewed today
TonyinUK
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Interesting museum

Small but interesting museum telling the story of the Bank of England and displaying various... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael S
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London, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Bartholomew Lane, London EC2N 2AX, England
City of London
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+44 20 7601 5545
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Reviewed today

We didn't know about this museum and were on our way elsewhere when we thought to have a look along Threadneedle Street at the Bank buildings. Went inside and were amazed. Through security staffed by pleasant guards who found it amusing when my phone GPS...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Small but interesting museum telling the story of the Bank of England and displaying various historical coins and artefacts. Not essential viewing for all visitors but well organised and well presented for those with specific interests in banking and finance.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to come here to exchange old 5-pound notes for new so I thought I'd take a look at the museum. As befitting a bank, security was tighter than at the airport, belt off, manual search, the works. The guards were very friendly, though,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I popped into this museum about half an hour before it closed but still had an enjoyable visit whizzing around the displays. I am not hugely interested in finance but I do love history so I concentrated on the historical information. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a problem finding the entrance to this place. GPS doesn't work too well among the tall buildings. A very nice guard gave me directions to getting to the entrance. After going through security you are in for a surprise. It is a very...More

1  Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gives you the history of how money was used and made in this country. It is really interesting but is all about money so don't go if that's not your interest. There are a lot of interactive exhibits which are fun and educational. You...More

Thank Bornblonde1
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

When we visited, the museum was extremely quiet so we had it to ourselves. The first room looked particularly unpromising, although it would probably appeal to younger children. The second 'half' of the museum is a fascinating collection of all the things you would expect...More

Thank GLN176
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Lived in London for years. Moved out, come back and visit regularly. Didn’t even know it existed. Heard about it when a friend went. Looked it up and went. Didn’t regret it with the young children but really want to go back again without them...More

Thank simon5000
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I took my 2 boys for the Easter egg hunt, they had such a fun time. They also enjoyed learning about money and how it’s made etc, I also learnt quite a lot. So good for free, well worth a visit.

Thank deeps79
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This small museum, just round the corner from the main entrance to the Bank, is well organised, well displayed - but of limited interest. It,s all about minting and printing money, and covers coins and bank notes. and that’s it. To be honest, we were...More

Thank davidandloretta
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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
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