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Bank of England Museum

1 Bartholomew Lane, London EC2N 2AX, England
+44 20 7601 5545
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Rainy day activity

It was a rainy day in London, and we were looking for things to do in doors, and decided this might... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brisbane, Queensland
Great free filler museum but not somewhere for hours

This is a great museum for a little while. Kids activities and exhibits are really good and you get... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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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 yesterday

It was a rainy day in London, and we were looking for things to do in doors, and decided this might be worth its weight in gold. There is actually quite a lot to it, and we found we spent almost 2 hours in here...More

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great museum for a little while. Kids activities and exhibits are really good and you get to hold a real gold bar. They try there best and explaining quantitive easing, interest base rate moving in a way that's engaging for kids. Or...More

Thank filofunk
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interested ior just curious about the bank operation generally then this is worth a visit. Afterall its free to enter! Its in the central of town so no problem getting here by public transport - nearest station is BANK ! There is a security scanner...More

Thank thegrumpyoldgit
Reviewed 2 days ago

A well presented FREE museum, showing the history of currency and money. Informative on the role of the Bank of England in maintaining fiscal stability. History of the gold standard and golds role in maintaining value of currency. Ironically the souvenir chocolate gold ingots are...More

Thank SparkLeicestershire
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had intended to go to British Museum but queue was too long due to security measures so walked on to B of E Museum - very interesting displays of paper currency and coins together with Bank's history - story of the B of E regiment...More

Thank retiredcouple705
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this museum today. They had a fact finding activity for the children to do (up to age 17). We stayed about an hour and a half and it was free to get in so would recommend. The history of the bank and how...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attracted simply by the fact that it was free and in a part of London where we had an hour to kill we went with nothing to lose. The lady at reception said visits normally took around an hour, an hour and three quarters later...More

Thank Sh0girl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really surprised at how enjoyable this museum was. The children really enjoyed themselves. The museum was really interactive and very informative. I would definitely visit again

Thank Sabah S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small but interesting museum that only requires an hour or so. Children are given an activity book, magnifying glass and pencil and sworn in as bank note detectives. It proves a range of activities and has them engaged with the basics of currency and...More

Thank Captain_Halliday
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was full of information about history of banking and currency in England. Some quiz games were also there for visitors . Gold bars and other currency items are displayed. It remains open from 10 to 5 on Monday to Friday. Entry and events...More

Thank ranjanapathak
City of London
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
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Response from MummyKnitter | Reviewed this property |
Good for silkworms Not so good for tourists 😉