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World of Treasure

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During the summer break (22 July – 30 August), the Museum invites you to discover some of its hidden treasures by answering clues and following the trail. Some of the fascinating objects you will discover in your journey include a 300 years old treasure chest, gold coins, a £1,000,000 banknote and several gold bars, one of which can even be handled.

Once you’ve completed the trail you can make your own treasure-chest-shaped money box and colour it as you wish in the kid’s area (all materials provided). There’s also a chocolate coin for every child and prizes to be won.
Gold barA family fun day out is on offer with all the Museum attractions available. There are banknote jigsaws, an inflation roller-ball game, interactive displays that explain the Bank’s past and present roles and an opportunity for some safe cracking. You can also take control of a virtual hot air balloon and chart it on a stable course to simulate the role of the Bank in keeping inflation steady. Visitors can even try to lift a genuine gold bar with a current value of over £300,000 – although, at 13kg, its weight might take many people by surprise!    
Activity sheets for children of all ages are available with a small prize for all those who take part.

Admission and all activities are free.