Explore the history of the Bank of England and what it does today. Learn about why people started using paper money, and discover the secrets of why banknotes are so difficult to copy. Test your strength by picking up a real gold bar, and discover why this building is on top of one the world's largest stores of gold.
The museum's collection contains 40,000 items and spans over 1,500 years of history. Through interactive and child-friendly displays, visitors will learn about the Bank of England’s historic buildings and banknote designs, as well as what the Bank of England does today and how this affects you.
The museum is free to visit with no need to book ahead. Usually open Monday to Friday. Check out their regular lunchtime curator tours, temporary exhibitions. special events and late night openings.