Explore the collection

Find out about the story of the Bank of England and the history of banknotes

Collection highlights

Discover the story of the Bank of England through our fascinating historical objects and works of art. Our collection contains tens of thousands of items and spans over 1,500 years of history. It includes archaeology, banknotes, coins, artworks, sculpture, decorative art and social history.

We’ve picked the most interesting objects to show you online. So you can enjoy them, wherever you are.

This page was last updated 17 February 2023