Book a presentation

We offer a variety of free talks and presentations for groups of between 15 and 50.

Overview

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.

Pounds and Pence

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

Pounds and Pence (part 1 of 4): What is money and how does it work?

Pounds and Pence (part 2 of 4): What can you do with money?

Pounds and Pence (part 3 of 4): What is money worth?

Pounds and Pence (part 4 of 4): Who controls the value of money?

 

Keeping on an even keel - the role of the Bank of England Q&A

This presentation includes a film which uses a nautical metaphor and animation to explain the Bank’s roles and responsibilities in an accessible, imaginative and entertaining way. The film is divided into seven short modules, which provide a simple guide to the Bank’s monetary policy and financial stability roles. The modules explain why low inflation and a safe and stable financial system matter to the UK economy, and how the Bank contributes to this.  An Education Officer will introduce the film and then answer questions from the audience. 

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

The Bank of England, past and present

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

Introduction to the museum

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 education@bankofengland.co.uk. To make a reservation, complete the below booking form or call us on +44 (0)20 3461 5545.

Museum group booking form

  • All presentations are free of charge and must be booked at least four weeks in advance.
  • Presentations last just under an hour and take place Monday to Friday at 10am, 11am, 12noon, 2pm, and 3pm.
  • Museum Introduction last 15-20 minutes and take place: Monday to Friday at 11:00, 11:15, 11:30 am and at 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 3:00, 3:15 and 3:30pm

Group booking form

  • 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 21 June 2018
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