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Education and Museum

Museum visitorsThe Bank offers a wide range of resources and services to build awareness and understanding of its role and functions, and of central banking more generally.
The Museum explains the Bank’s history since its foundation in 1694 and its work today at the centre of the economy with a combination of interactives, audio-visuals and artefacts. A variety of free talks and presentations are on offer to groups of between 15 and 50 people in the Museum’s cinema (booking essential).
For the general public there is information on what the Bank does to keep the financial system stable and inflation low, how quantitative easing works, banknotes and much more, including a public enquiries service.
Educational resources on the role and functions of the Bank are available for all age groups. For young people, there is introductory material on money, prices and the economy. For older students there are more in depth resources, and the annual competition for secondary schools Target 2.0.
For other central bankers, the Bank’s Centre for Central Banking Studies conducts seminars and provides expert advice to monetary institutions throughout the world.