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A young visitor enjoys the Security by Design ExhibitionChildren will enjoy the events taking place in the Museum during school holidays, from treasure hunts to storytelling.
Adults and children alike will enjoy the special exhibitions on the Bank’s history and work, featuring fascinating objects from our collections that are not usually on display.
Your Money: What the Bank Does
A new permanent display which explains the role of the Bank of England in today's economy. The display looks at how the Bank maintains the value of your money, and how it protects the financial system from economic shocks.
The Guide to What’s On lists the forthcoming events for this year.
Don’t forget to book ahead if you’d like one of our popular talks for groups.

What's On

​21 July 2014 - 13 March 2015


The First World War and
the Bank of England

To mark the centenary of the outbreak of WW1, this temporary exhibition will look at the impact the Great War had on the economy, and its effects on the Bank of England and its staff.

​15-24*, 29-31* December & 2 January


A Date to Remember                                                                                Get a head start for 2015 by adding your own designs of Museum exhibits to a calendar to take home. Banknotes, gold, coins, weapons once used to defend the Bank… with so many fascinating displays to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice. The calendar will include Museum events for the forthcoming year.                                                                                                              10:00am - 4:30pm                                                                                     * Museum open 10:00am - 1:00pm

Coming Soon

​From 19 January
Exhibition: Discover GOLD!
A new permanent display featuring gold bars from Roman times to the present day. Find out why gold has been treasured for thousands of years, and learn about the amazing scientific properties that make it so useful in modern technology.


The Museum will be closed for maintenance from Monday 5 January until Friday 16 January 2015 inclusive.

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