Slavery & the Bank

Explore the history of transatlantic slavery through its connections with the Bank of England

Slavery & the Bank

This exhibition explores the history of transatlantic slavery through its connections with the Bank of England and the wider City of London.

For over 300 years, the slave trade tore more than 12 million African people from their homes and families. In this exhibition, we reflect on how the wealth created through transatlantic slavery shaped the development of Britain.

Open now: The exhibition will be open Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm, with late openings until 8pm every third Thursday of the month. The exhibition will be on until 28 April 2023. 

Entry is free, and no need to book ahead.

Explore five key moments from the exhibition in our online exhibition.

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Audio tour

Explore our Smartify tour of the exhibition at home or in the museum. Our multimedia guide lasts 15 minutes, and takes you through key moments of the exhibition. 

This page was last updated 10 May 2022

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