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Bank of England Museum

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Visit the Bank of England Museum to learn all about money and gold! Located on Bartholomew Lane, London, this family  attraction is great for educating children about the history of banknotes themselves!

Whether it's fascinating museum trails, uncovering the history of transatlantic slavery or getting your hands on a real gold bar - you're in for a captivating day out.
Things To Do 
Get involved with some fun family activities this Summer. Start your adventure as a young archaeologist and learn some skills with our discovery sheets. Join a Roman family quest across the City of London on 10th and 17th of August. You can also design and colour in your own modern-day Britannia for a small prize!
Get involved with some Roman-themed activities this Summer. Join a family quest across the City of London on 10th and 17th of August. Design and colour in your own modern-day Britannia for a small prize!

Try your hand at safe-cracking, and even pick a real gold bar (if you're feeling strong as each bar weighs a whopping 13 kilos!).

Take a gold vault selfie and discover why our building is on top of one the world's largest stores of gold!

With lots of interactive displays everyone in the family is guaranteed great fun. Activity sheets are also available for children of all ages.

Food & Drink
There are no food or drink options available at the Bank of England Museum and you are not allowed to take food or drink onto the premises either. 
There are shops nearby where scrumptious snacks are available to buy. 
Travelling & Parking For Visitors 
There are many ways to travel to the museum such as the Tube, buses, trains and via car / coach. 

Nearest tube stations:
  • Bank (Central, Northern, and Waterloo & City lines, and Docklands Light Railway (DLR))
  • Cannon Street (District and Circle lines)
  • Mansion House (District and Circle lines)
  • Monument (District and Circle lines)
  • Moorgate (Northern, and Hammersmith & City lines)

Please click here for bus routes

There a few mainline stations nearby such as Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street and Cannon Street. Each of these train stations are a 10-minute walk away. Click here to plan your train route.

Car / Coach:
As the museum is in the centre of London there are limited car parking spaces. The museum recommends using public transport if you can. 

The nearest car parks are...
  • Thames Exchange, Bell Wharf Lane, EC4R 3TB
  • 158-170 Aldersgate Street, EC1A 4HY

If you are arriving by coach please note that coach drivers who drop off and pick up visitors on double yellow lines on Bartholomew Lane are parking at their own risk of fines. 

For disabled parking queries click here

See real gold and real money!

Free museum to visit for a family fun day out. Hold a real gold bar and complete activity sheets for a small prize!

Opening hours

 Monday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00

Last Entry



Free entry 
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Bartholomew Lane,
Greater London,

Phone number

020 7601 5545


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