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Bank of England Museum

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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...more
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1 Bartholomew Lane, London EC2N 8AH, England
City of London
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is located within the building of Bank of England and it has the access to all free of cost . The story of the bNk and the notes is interesting - a great place to visit . Location has easy access . Families...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived with 15 minutes until they opened. When they did, there was only me and two men who walked in. The security was very tight. I had to walk through a scanner, but set it off. I explained that it was probably my shoes...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ste141
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to visit this museum during Easter so we were able to take part in the Easter Trail. Our children (10 and 13) were really interested in the museum and the interactive exhibits were great! The 10 year old spent almost 30 minutes trying...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Saplings
Reviewed April 14, 2019

Free entry. The museum has superb displays showing aspects of the history of the bank, and of the building, history and printing of banknotes, history and manufacture of coins, gold bars and gold trading, as well as weightier subjects like the economy and inflation. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mrcox21
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

On a visit with Teens we enjoyed this free museum. As eldest Teen said, there’s not much for free in London. Enjoyed learning about bank notes and holding the gold bar in particular. Also enjoyed cracking the safe! Great way to spend and hour or...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

I achieved one of my life's ambitious by holding a bar of 24 carat gold weighing 28lb (13 kgs) and it was worth £493217 and to think there are another 400000 bars in the vaults. My wife had a go at the keeping inflation to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank vinblue
Reviewed April 4, 2019

A really interesting museum with a lot of interactive displays. You can try to open a safe and get a prize for it, you can lift a real gold bar (if you can because that sucker is heavy), or try to keep (with a lever!)...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Agnietė G
Reviewed March 29, 2019

This is a great little museum packed with very interesting displays. Lots to learn in informative displays and some hands on. This can be a quick visit of 1 hour, or 2 hours if you want to read most of the information displays. Highly recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gbmontreal
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

Magnificent structure and very large - runs across a massive block near Bank Station. For photos alone it’s worth a look.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed March 20, 2019

This is a lovely museum to visit if you have an interest in money. There are many posters to read describing the history of money and the bank of England but I was particularly drawn to the 400 ounce PAMP Suisse gold bar that you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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July 22, 2018|
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Response from Bornblonde1 | Reviewed this property |
No queue just walked straight in its free as well. Can't see you'd ever need to queue although I would think you'd have to notify them if it was a group.
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Response from 502iainw | Reviewed this property |
Give yourself an hour to read everything, take part in the interactive displays and go back to see things that really interest you. There is a display to lift up a solid gold bar with one hand, which is fun, but I arrived... More