Visit the museum

Bank of England Museum, Bartholomew Lane, London, EC2R 8AH.   The museum is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, last entry 4.30pm (22 and 29 December 10am-1pm) and is free to visit.

The museum will be closed for essential maintenance between 2 – 12 January 2018.

How do I get to the museum?

We are based at the Bank's HQ in the City of London. The entrance is on Bartholomew Lane, on the eastern edge of the Bank of England. You can’t access the museum through the main Bank entrance.

 

By tube or train

Nearest stations:

Tube

  • Bank (Central, Northern and Waterloo and City lines and Docklands Light Railway)
  • Cannon Street (District and Circle Line)
  • Mansion House (District and Circle Line)
  • Monument (District and Circle Line)

Visit Transport for London for more information.

Train

Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street and Cannon Street mainline stations are all within a 10-minute walk.

Visit National Rail for more information.

By bus

Bus routes 8, 11, 21, 23, 25, 26, 43, 76, 133, 141, 242 and 388 run past the Bank of England.

Bus routes 47, 48 and 149 run along Gracechurch Street, which is a five-minute walk from the museum.

By car or coach

We are located in the middle of the City of London and parking is scarce, so we recommend that visitors use public transport.

Bartholomew Lane, where the museum is located, has no parking spaces for coaches. Operators who choose to drop off or pick up passengers on the double yellow lines do so at their own risk.

Nearest car parks

The nearest car parks to the museum are at:

  • Thames Exchange, Bell Wharf Lane, EC4R 3TB
  • 158 to 170 Aldersgate Street, EC1A 4HY

The City of London has more information about parking in the City.

Plan your visit

As the Bank of England is a working institution, it is not open to the public. Instead, visit our museum to find out about the Bank’s fascinating history and the important role it plays in the economy today.

Most people take about an hour to look around the museum.

Entry to the museum is free. This includes entry to our events and exhibitions.

View upcoming museum events

We don’t provide tours of the museum, but you can collect leaflets to help you get the most from your visit. We also have activity sheets for younger visitors. Presentations are available for pre-booked groups . Our staff are always available to answer your questions.

Due to our small size, we don’t have a café or restaurant.

Our facilities include:

  • Free multimedia guides in English
  • Free museum guides in English.
  • Wifi
  • Gift shop

If you are interested in conducting historical research, please contact The Archive.

The Archive

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

We welcome wheelchair users, and try to overcome the limitations of our historic building. We have portable ramps to give wheelchair access to all areas of the museum.

If you tell us that you’re visiting in advance (email education@bankofengland.co.uk or phone +44 (0)20 3461 5545) we can set up our ramps before you arrive. But don’t worry – if your visit is a spur of the moment decision, it doesn’t take long to get the ramps put down.

Audio description

We offer pre-booked audio described tours for visually impaired visitors. These are for small groups (up to six, including helpers). A specially trained and experienced member of staff while guide your group through the museum. Please contact us at education@bankofengland.co.uk or phone +44 (0)20 3461 5545 to book.

Induction loop

Our cinema has a hearing loop and a Phonak system for people with hearing impairments who are attending a presentation.

Subtitles

The museum’s main interactive video display has optional subtitles.

British Sign Language introduction

A signed video introduction to the museum is available at the information desk.

Seating

Limited seating is available in all in the main galleries.

Large-print guides

Large-print guides to the museum are available on request from the information desk.

Accessible toilets

We have accessible toilets, and a baby changing room.

This page was last updated 11 December 2017
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