Housed within one of the most iconic buildings in the City of London, the Bank of England Museum offers a unique experience which brings to life the 315-year history of the Bank of England, an institution which has contributed to shape the history of the City of London and the United Kingdom as a whole.
Interactive displays, audio-visuals and artefacts dating from Roman times through to the present day combine to offer visitors a walk through time that will fascinate young people and adults alike.
Amongst its many and varied displays there is a genuine gold bar that can be touched and lifted, although its weight - an astounding 13 kilos, equivalent to 28 pounds or 2 stone - will take some people by surprise!
The Museum also explains in an entertaining and informative manner the current roles of the Bank at the centre of the UK economy, which include working to maintain stable prices, detecting and reducing threats to financial stability and issuing banknotes.
For groups of between 15 and 50 people, the Museum offers free presentations that can be tailored to suit the interests of the group. They can include a short film or talk, after which questions might be invited on any aspect of the Bank and its functions, both past and present. The popularity of these talks means that advance booking of presentations is essential (Tel: 0207 601 3833 / 3866 / 3951 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Underground: Bank Station (Northern, Central, Docklands Light Railway, Waterloo and City).
Rail: Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street, Cannon Street.
Buses: 8, D9, 11, X15, 15B, 21, 22B, 23, 25, 26, 43, X43, 76, 133, 149, 501.
Bank of England Museum Postcode for SatNav: EC2R 8AH