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Bank of England Museum

1 Bartholomew Lane, London EC2N 2AX, England
+44 20 7601 5545
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Excellent Museum

I was attending the Bank of England for a meeting, and thought I would take advantage and return to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nigel G
via mobile
A gem! And it's free

A perfect museum for everyone. Children are catered for with worksheets to help guide them through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New South Wales, Australia
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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 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Bartholomew Lane, London EC2N 2AX, England
City of London
+44 20 7601 5545
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was attending the Bank of England for a meeting, and thought I would take advantage and return to the museum to take a look there. This really is an excellent Museum, especially when one considers it is free admission. The museum has a good...More

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect museum for everyone. Children are catered for with worksheets to help guide them through the exhibits. Who would have thought that a bank, banking and money would be so interesting? Everything is covered from the history of the various buildings that have housed...More

Thank 762avae
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

worth a visit if in the area. maybe not for young children. if you find yourself with an hours free time in the city it's ideal

Thank Marauder65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is not easy to create a compelling museum out of the history of what is now a central bank. There are some interesting artifacts, including bank notes and coins over the years. The museum is free, so if you are in the area, a...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Knowing that the main museums would be very busy due to half term I took my daughter here as an alternative and she really enjoyed it. It is a small museum but on arriving a lady very kindly gave her a worksheet to do and...More

Thank Spencer V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst the BoE museum is rather tiny, it has excellent information and presentations about the Bank's history and purpose. It was an excellent experience for those interested, they did have activities for the younger children whilst the adults were able to indulge in the historic...More

Thank Winston_986
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite having lived in London all my life, this was my first visit to this little gem of a museum, which forms part of the Bank of England. I went with my five year old granddaughter so we were able to enjoy the visit from...More

Thank DavidH118WH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A relatively small museum but very interesting. Explains how our monetary system works and the role of the Bank of England in simple terms, so economic news will make more sense after a visit here. Includes interactive exhibits.

Thank CarolS98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is small, but interesting. You can learn a lot about banking in UK, history od bank notes and you can see abd hold a gold bar.

Thank Katja M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a bit if time to spare it is well worth visiting the museum. Lots of exhibits and we got to touch a gold bar. There are lots of exhibits of currency. Best of all it's Free!!! Nearest tube is Bank. Entrance is...More

Thank delilahStokie
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From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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Adrian M
Mulberry trees
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Response from MummyKnitter | Reviewed this property |
Good for silkworms Not so good for tourists 😉