Group visits

Bartholomew Lane, London, EC2R 8AH. The museum is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, last entry 4.30pm and is free to visit.

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

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

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. 

Keeping on an even keel - the role of the Bank of England

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

  • 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 3:30 pm

    WordGroup booking form

    We require a minimum of 15 people (maximum of 50) for Cinema presentations. For groups of fewer than 15 people we offer Museum Introduction talks. Due to the interactive format and technical content of our talks and presentations, we can only accept bookings from overseas groups who are proficient English speakers. If you are making a booking on behalf of an overseas group, we require that their knowledge of English is at least equivalent to Level C1 of the CEFR standard or IELTS Score 7. By ticking the box below you are confirming that your group meets these requirements. We reserve the right to cancel your presentation on the day if your group does not meet the above requirements on arrival to the Museum.

    How we use your information: Any personal information you submit to the Bank of England (the ‘Bank’) as part of this form will only be used for the purpose of dealing with your group visit to the Museum and will not be used to send you any marketing materials. If you want further details on how the Bank uses your information, please see our Privacy Policy.

    This page was last updated 15 March 2018
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