Bank of England Museum

4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • London
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Located within the historic walls of the Bank of England in Threadneedle Street, right in the heart of the City, this Museum explains the History of the Bank since its foundation in 1694 to the present day and its vital roles at the centre of the economy.

There's something for everyone, with attractions including activity sheets for children of all ages, banknote jigsaws, a roller ball game, touch screens and the opportunity for some safe cracking! One of the Museum's most popular exhibits allows visitors to take control of a virtual hot air balloon to learn about inflation. The Museum is also the only place in the UK where you can handle a real gold bar, although, weighing 13kg, it will take many people by surprise!

The Museum runs especial events for all the family during school holidays, from storytellers to workshops, and it is a supporter of the Kids in Museums Manifesto.

Portable ramps give full wheelchair access to all areas of the Museum including of course the toilet for disabled visitors. However the ramps need to be put out so please contact in advance of your visit to ensure you are fully supported.

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday Open: 10am Close: 5pm Closed weekends and bank holidays.


Admission to the Museum is free of charge!

Travel & Contact Information


Bartholomew Lane, London, Greater London, EC2R 8AH, England

Phone number

020 7601 5545



Click here to visit Bank of England Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Bank of England Museum has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Disabled toilets and baby changing facilities available.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Bank of England Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Bank of England Museum has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Bank of England Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, Bank of England Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Bank of England Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.


Good for c.45 mins 4 out of 5 stars

Nice little museum with friendly staff. Most of the exhibition went over the head of my 6 and 8 year old (explanations of inflation for example) though visualising the concept through games worked well. The video about gold and the vaults was good, lifting the gold bar was ok but inevitably disappointing for kids who wanted to carry it about. All in all a good museum for about 30-45 mins

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