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Bank of England Museum

Threadneedle St EC2R 8AH, London EC2R 8AH, England (Islington / Clerkenwell)
+44 20 7601 5545
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Ranked #210 of 1,098 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
49 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very easy to get to free entry Very interesting banking and coin/paper money developments very full explanations not too crowded very much worth a visit right nest to Bank underground station, in the square mile/city of london

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London, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Bank of England is a great Museum. It shows the history of the Bank from when it opened in 1694 to how the economy works today. There is also a great display on Bank notes overtime in England. It is a great way for teenagers to understand economics. I would recommend visiting the Bank of England Museum.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
52 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Nice Well laid out organised Museum,including the chance to hold a £300,000+ Bar of Gold,allow 30-45 Minutes, ALL FREE OF CHARGE.

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I could just be me and my poor sense of direction but I did have some problems finding this place, however once I did myself and my family (my wife, 11 yr old and 7 yr old) enjoyed the couple of hours we stayed there for. It is quiet interactive with lots of hands on things to do including holding... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very educational - from the history of the Bank, history of the building, the Bank's functions, and the history (and future) of bank notes. Well worth sitting in on the bank note talk (1:15pm).

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

One of our English friends planned to visit the bank with us. It was a good, free option to learn more about the Bank of England and the history behind it. The tour is pretty quick and pretty informative, but it was a bit rushed. No pictures can be taken during the tour until you get to the actual museum... More

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Austin, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was a great way to spend an hour or so with the kids. It was very educational and taught them all about economy, inflation, quantitative easing and how interest rates are set. I actually learnt a few things too. It made it fun for the kids with some games they could play to predict inflation rates when interest rates... More

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Hey it's free to get in so that's a good start. Now with it being the Bank of England Museum the subject's covered are not going to be vast assortment are they? I was maybe hoping for a peek into the vaults! Glad we went to see it though. I picked up a brochure on quantative easing while there, should... More

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London, United Kingdom
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95 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

The Bank of England Museum is small museum located close to both Bank and Cannon Street Stations. The exhibit centers around the history of the Bank of England and UK currency. There is also some interactive games that tries to show the workings of the economy. I think the small and irregular size of the exhibition space available was probably... More

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Singapore
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were staying near St. Paul's Cathedral with a few hours before heading for our train so we walked around the financial district and stopped at the Bank of England Museum. It wasn't crowded (kind of off the tourist track). However, we found it to be an interesting history of the economics of England. We spent about an hour at... More

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