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Bank of England Museum

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Bank of England Museum

802 Reviews
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Baartos wrote a review Aug 2020
32 contributions28 helpful votes
This is a rather small, yet surprisingly fascinating museum, located in the building of the Bank of England. This musuem provides a lot of information about not only the Bank of England as institution, but also about the building and the economy. And finally, you can try to lift a gold bar (not the easiest task). Overall, definitely worth visiting.
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Date of experience: September 2019
2 Helpful votes
ReviewsItaly wrote a review Aug 2020
italy2,057 contributions360 helpful votes
Free. Free WiFi. Nice cheap souvenirs. You could touch and try to lift a real gold bar. Cute! Unfortunately due to pandemic it won't be allowed anymore. The museum anyway hasn't reopened yet. It seems it will be closed for long.
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Date of experience: July 2020
RovingCivilEngineer wrote a review May 2020
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom131 contributions125 helpful votes
Not a 'must see', but interesting enough. It's closed weekends and bank holidays. We didn't pay for a tour, and it's a lot of reading to make the best of the visit. But while we were there, a group of tourists turned up, and I listened at the back to their guide. Made its very much interesting. So I would guess, if a tour is available take it. Not essential, but better.
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Date of experience: September 2019
crazieclaire wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom373 contributions89 helpful votes
Fantastic few hours spent at the museum, a must for anyone interested in money. It was much bigger than first thought. Really well laid out and thoroughly fascinating. Amazing to see the notes and how they have changed over the years- plus getting to try and lift a real gold bar. Thoroughly recommend a visit and we will definitely be back
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Date of experience: March 2020
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sanfle20 wrote a review Feb 2020
Inverness, United Kingdom10 contributions
This is a most interesting place to visit. We never think about how/where money started really. Loads of inter active things to try. I liked the one that showed up all the "hidden" marks on BOE notes. Very clever. Of course, getting your hand, not hands, on the GOLD BAR is a must. Good for a wrist work out!! I ran short of time to do this proper justice, so give it plenty of time, 4 hours maybe.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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