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Our presentations are designed for people of all ages, interests and abilities. All the talks and presentations are free, but you must book in advance.
We recommend that you allow an extra hour to view the museum if you are visiting for a talk or presentation.
We can adapt any of the talks and presentations listed on this page to suit groups of visitors with special needs. A hearing loop is available in the cinema.
This presentation is cross-curricular and contains educational links to English, maths, history and citizenship/personal, social health and economic (PSHE)/personal and social education (PSE)/personal and social development (PSD).
The talk includes a film which covers the history and purpose of money and why prices change, and the Bank of England's role in keeping prices low and stable. Children will enjoy the upbeat style of the film and the funny scenarios, which explain the points in an accessible and entertaining way. They will be able to take a closer look at banknote security features using sheets of new banknotes worth thousands of pounds, and will have the chance to take part throughout.
Suitable for: Key Stages 2 and 3 (7 to 14 year olds)
Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
Suitable for: Key Stage 4 (14 to 16 year olds) and above, A-level students, students in higher education with an interest in economics and business studies, and people with a business or financial background.
Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
A presentation giving a brief history of the Bank of England since it was founded in 1694, and describing the main role and functions of the Bank today. There will be the opportunity to ask questions about the Bank and what it does, both now and in the past.
Suitable for: Visitors with a general interest in the Bank
Duration: 60 minutes
These short talks for small groups in the museum outline the history of the Bank, its architecture and its work today.
They are subject to staff availability and should be booked at least two weeks in advance.
Suitable for: 16 year olds and above
Duration: 10 to 15 minutes
For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To make a reservation, complete the below booking form or call us on +44 (0)20 3461 5545.
When you request a presentation, the Bank of England (‘we’ or the ‘Bank’) collects personal data about you. This information includes your name, contact information and the name of any organisation or group for which the booking is being made.
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