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Bank of England Museum


About Bank of England Museum

A surprisingly large museum housed within the Bank of England.

It charts the history of money in the UK, and the Bank itself.

Expect to see lots of heritage, old bank notes and coins, and a chance to lift up a real bar of gold.

Displays cover the history of the bank in roughly chronological order, including many photos showing the rebuilding of the Bank in the inter-war years, and several figures in historical costume. Another section, called The Bank Today, uses modern technology to bring the Bank's current activities to a wider audience.


Bank of England Museum,
Bartholomew Lane,

Ticket prices

The museum is free to visit and there's no need to book in advance.

Prices last checked November 2023.

Link to Bank of England Museum's website

Opening Hours

The museum is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

The museum is also open late until 8pm (last entry 7.30pm) every third Thursday of the month.

Opening hours last checked November 2023.


For accessibility information, please click here.

Frequently asked questions

Is there any gold in the museum

Yes! Just the one bar, but you get to hold it if you want to.

Is photography allowed in the museum?

Yes, although as with all museums, no flash to be used.

How long does a visit to the museum last?

It's a surprisinly large museum, and a visit can be anything from an hour to half a day depending on how detailed you get. Most people seem to last around and hour or two.

Is there a cafe in the museum?

No, there's no food or drink for sale in the museum, but as it's in the centre of the City, there are plenty of local choices

What's the nearest railway station to Bank of England Museum

The nearest station is Bank station which is 0.1 miles away.



Exhibitions open at the moment

The Future of Money
Money and the way we use it has changed. This free exhibition responds directly to questions asked by the public about the future of money.
The Future of Money
10am to 5pm
City of London
Ends on Fri 29th August 2025

Forthcoming events

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