Book a talk or presentation

Our talks and presentations are free – but you must book before your visit

Our talks and presentations

Our talks and presentations are for people of all ages, interests and abilities. They are all free but you must book in advance.

Our short talks are for groups of 2 to 14 people and take place in the museum. Our presentations are for groups of 15 to 50 people. They include a short film or slides and take place in our cinema.

There is a hearing loop in the cinema where the films for the presentations are shown.

Most of our talks and presentations can be adapted for visitors with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Just contact us in advance so that we can discuss how best to do this.

For more information, email us at education@bankofengland.co.uk. Or call us on 020 3461 5545 (Monday to Friday) between 9am and 11am or between 4pm and 5pm.

Short talks

Introduction to the museum

Best for:   Visitors aged 16+ 
Group size:  2 to 14 people
Length: 10 to 15 minutes
Days: Monday to Friday
Times: 11am, 11:15am, 11:30am, 2pm, 2:15pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:15pm and 3:30pm.
Booking: At least 10 working days in advance

Our short talks cover the history, architecture and work of the Bank of England. They are subject to staff availability and must be booked at least 10 working days  in advance.

Presentations

Pounds and Pence

Best for:   Key Stages 2 and 3 (7 to 14 year olds)
Length: 45 to 60 minutes 
Days: Monday to Friday
Times: 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm.
Booking: At least 20 working days in advance. The earlier you submit your booking request the more likely you are to secure your preferred date and time.

Keeping on an Even Keel - the Bank of England’s role

Best for:   Key Stage 4 (14 to 16 year olds) and above. Economic or business study students. People interested in the economy or finance.
Length: 45 to 60 minutes 
Days: Monday to Friday
Times: 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm.
Booking: At least 20 working days in advance. The earlier you submit your booking request the more likely you are to secure your preferred date and time.

The Bank of England, past and present

Best for:   Visitors with a general interest in the Bank of England
Length: 60 minutes 
Days: Monday to Friday
Times: 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm.
Booking: At least 20 working days in advance. The earlier you submit your booking request the more likely you are to secure your preferred date and time.

  • What it covers

    This audio-visual presentation gives a brief history of the Bank of England since it was founded in 1694 and describes its main role and functions today. There’s an opportunity to ask questions about what it did in the past and what it does today.

How to book

To book a talk or presentation, please fill in our booking form.

For more information, please email education@bankofengland.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)20 3461 5545 (Monday to Friday) between 9am and 11am or between 4pm and 5pm.

  • How we use your information

    Information we collect

    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.

    Why we need your personal data

    We collect your personal data to process requests for a presentation and to be able to communicate with you to ensure that we provide the most appropriate presentation for your group, on the agreed date and time.  This is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of our official authority as the Central Bank of the United Kingdom.

    What we do with your personal data

    We use your information to arrange for the presentation. We may also send you, as a representative of your school, information about activities we believe you may be interested in.  This may involve sharing limited contact information with printing and mailing companies to send these related materials. 
    We use a third party provider, WorldAPP Inc, based in the United States, to provide the KeySurvey online tool for submission of requests.  WorldAPP Inc participates in, and has certified its compliance with, a recognised EU-U.S. privacy framework. For more information about WorldAPP Inc’s security practices and privacy policy visit keysurvey.com/privacy-policy/.

    We will keep your personal data in accordance with the Bank’s Records Classification Scheme.

    Your rights

    You have a number of rights under data protection laws (for example, you have the right to ask us for a copy of the personal data the Bank holds about you. This is known as a ‘Subject Access Request’). You can ask us to change how we process or deal with your personal data, and you may also have the right in some circumstances to have your personal data amended or deleted. To find out more about those rights, to make a complaint, or to contact our Data Protection Officer, please see our website at bankofengland.co.uk/privacy.

This page was last updated 13 November 2018
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