Highlights from our collection

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

Our collection

Discover the story of the Bank of England through our fascinating historical objects and works of art. Our collection contains 40,000 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 22 September 2020

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