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Come Write with Us
25 July to 2 September
10:00am to 4:30pm
During the summer break (25 July - 2 September) the Bank of England Museum will offer its young visitors the chance to become the heroes and heroines of their own adventures. We will provide blank books, images of the Museum displays and colouring materials, and then it's up to the children to tell their own story. Will they write about the gold bars and the one million pound note? Or will they tell the tale of the old iron chest and the treasure it once contained? Or maybe they will choose to write about the swords and muskets once used to defend the Bank. There is so much to explore and do in the Museum that they will have trouble fitting it all into one book!
A 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 £350,000 - although, at 13kg, its weight might take 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.