About the event
Thursday 16 May
5.30pm to 9pm (last admission 8.30pm)
Did you know the first banknotes were hand-written receipts for gold? We have come a long way since then! Join us for an interactive and informative event all about banknotes.
Meet our Chief Cashier Sarah John whose signature will appear on our new £20 note.
Sarah will join us in our museum cinema at 6pm and 7.15 pm. She will talk to visitors about her role at the Bank of England and answer questions. Entry is free, but places for these talks are limited. Tickets will be allocated at the information desk on a first-come, first served basis. So please arrive in good time to avoid disappointment.
Our banknote designers will also be there. They can tell you how our notes are made and they’ll be ready to answer your questions.
You’ll get the chance to speak to our Gold Bullion team who look after gold bars worth billions of pounds. These bars are kept in secure underground vaults beneath the Bank of England.
Our archive team will be showcasing some fascinating records from their collections. And the museum team will display a few objects for handling.