Museum late: Cash of the Past, Present and Future

20 April: A free evening event exploring the past, present and future of banknotes

About the event

When: Thursday 20 April, 5pm to 8pm

With card and contactless payments becoming more common, and digital currencies gaining popularity, what role does cash play in our society today? Join us for an evening which explores the past, present, and future of banknotes.

Attend free drop-in talks about the process of designing our current banknotes, as well as the future of money and digital currencies. Plus, tell us what questions you have about the future of money.

Spotlight talks

Designing Banknotes Today with Debbie Marriott, Lead Banknote Designer

5.45pm and 6.45pm

Debbie Marriott is Lead Banknote Designer at the Bank of England and designed the current £20 and £50 polymer banknotes. Join Debbie for a free 15 minute talk on what it takes to design a new banknote. 

This talk will take place in the Banknote Gallery. Free and drop in, no need to book ahead.

The Future of Money with Will Lovell, Head of Future Technology

6.15pm and 7.15pm

Will Lovell, Head of Future Technology at the Bank of England, gives a free 15 minute talk about Central Bank Digital Currency and how technology helps us pay for things. 

This talk will take place in the Modern Economy Gallery. Free and drop-in, no need to book.

Can’t make this event? The Museum is open late every third Thursday of the month. Upcoming dates are:

Thursday 18 May, 5pm to 8pm 

Thursday 15 June, 5pm to 8pm

Thursday 20 July, 5pm to 8pm

This page was last updated 21 March 2023

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