The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street is of the sort of age that you should never mention about a lady, but she’s dug out an object for every year of her life.
About the Bank of England MuseumA 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.
IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.
Link to Bank of England Museum's website
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Fequently 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 which is 0.1 miles away.
Bank of England Museum - Latest News
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An exhibition of drawings made by artist Feliks Topolski of the Bank of England's new Debden bank note printing factory.
An exhibition telling the story of the Old Lady through items selected from the vast collections amassed since the Bank was founded in 1694.
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