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Bank of England Museum

1 Bartholomew Lane, London EC2N 2AX, England
+44 20 7601 5545
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A great little museum, worth a visit!

I went with my dad and we absolutely loved the museum. We both have an interest in coins and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile

This is a nice little museum to while away an hour or two. Interesting exhibits, ranging from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tadworth, 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 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my dad and we absolutely loved the museum. We both have an interest in coins and currency so this was a great attraction to visit. Worth it for the gold bar you get to attempt to pick up!

Thank LilJessie94
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice little museum to while away an hour or two. Interesting exhibits, ranging from the history the bank buildings, bank notes, gold, and notable people who worked at the bank. All the staff we chatted with were helpful, knowledgeable, and appeared to...More

Thank LesleyB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the history and story of the bank of England and all the associated subjects. brilliant way the various items were presented with such a variety of old fashioned and new state of the art equipment and ways. Traditional presentation cases combined with touch screen...More

Thank GlenLoan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always struggle to find the entrance which is set into a long wall. I last visited a while back and recalled that the things I enjoyed the most were the displays regarding making bank notes and anti forgery techniques. This is now even better...More

Thank KevinRayment
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We read about this museum on here and it inspired a visit. We arrived around 11am but it wasn't busy and the security check was fast. The exhibition is set in what was part of the old bank with the counters still visible. There is...More

Thank jacqui43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for something to do for around an hour and we came across the museum. It was quite small but it was still fascinating. My daughter enjoyed holding to gold bar which I have to say is heavier than you expect! Probably won't...More

Thank LottieT2004
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Near to Bank Tube so easy to find. Loved the Literary Links exhibition and all the Jane Austen memorabilia. Technology behind the new polymer notes was fascinating and all those 'old' notes.... Huge antique chest used as the first 'safe'. Full of interactive goodies especially...More

Thank vessi80
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 Edd A
Reviewed 21 August 2017

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

1  Thank thegrumpyoldgit
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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 😉