Family storytelling sessions

This February half-term, families can join in a free storytelling session about a gold vault break-in
This event is fully booked, but there may be spaces available on the day. Please ask the information desk upon arrival if you are interested.

About the event

Join us this February Half term for free interactive storytelling sessions for families.

When: 13,14 and 15 February

Storytelling sessions for families

Just how much gold is in the Bank of England vaults? Has any of it ever been stolen? 

Join our resident storyteller for a free interactive storytelling session that explores different aspects of the Bank’s work and history – some of which might just surprise you! 

Designed for children aged 7 to 11, the sessions combine storytelling, drama and role-play to bring different aspects of the Bank’s history to life.

Gold vault break-in 

Deep beneath the Bank of England there is a vault full of gold. Impenetrable they say…no gold has ever been stolen…but does that mean that no one has ever broken in? 

This February half-term, join us for the tale of a gold vault break-in at the Bank of England. Could it be true, or is it a work of fiction…we’ll let you decide. 

  • Tuesday 13 February at 11.30am, 1.30pm, and 2.30pm
  • Wednesday 14 February at 11.30am, 1.30pm, and 2.30pm
  • Thursday 15 February at 11.30am, 1.30pm, and 2.30pm

Book a visit

Each storytelling session lasts approximately 20 minutes and children need to be accompanied by an adult. Please only book places for children taking part in the session, adults do not need to book places. The event is free, but booking is essential. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of your session start time.


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This page was last updated 13 February 2024