Open House Festival

We’re open on Saturday 10 September for Open House Festival

About the event

Join us at the Bank of England Museum on Saturday 10 September for a day full of special walks, talks and activities. Take this chance to explore the museum during this special weekend opening as part of Open House Festival!

Our museum, along with all of our events, are free.

When: Saturday 10 September from 11am to 4pm

Please note: This is a special weekend opening of the Bank of England Museum. The Bank of England itself will unfortunately not be open for visiting. Please enter via the Museum’s entrance on Bartholomew Lane.

Architecture Walking Tour

12pm and 2pm, free

Explore 300 years of the Bank of England’s architectural history from its beginning in 1694 to its current building on Threadneedle Street. Our museum guides will take you around the City of London to show you past locations of the Bank of England. Observe the exterior of the Bank and learn about the different architects who helped create it. Then, continue the tour in the Bank of England Museum with a visit to a reconstruction of John Soane’s stock office.

Walking tours are available free and on a first come, first serve basis. Please see the Information Desk upon arrival to check availability and pick up a free ticket. We expect tours to fill up fast, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Spotlight Talk: The Bank of England Building

1pm and 3pm, free

Join Dominic Whittle, Head of Property, Procurement and Security at the Bank of England, for a free talk exploring just what it takes to take care of a large and historic building like the Bank of England. 

Talks are free and drop-in, no need to book ahead.

Family activities

All day, free

Looking for things to do with the children? Take part in colouring activities inspired by the Bank of England’s architectural features. They can also make their own gold bar money box to take home! 

This page was last updated 01 August 2022

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