Bank of England Museum

Museum, Monument / Landmark, and Bank
Threadneedle St., London, Greater London, EC2R 8AH, United Kingdom
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Closed until 10:00am Monday (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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  • "... where you can hold a bar of gold worth £300,000 in your hand (if you're..." (2 tips)
  • "... replica Sir John Soane interior, the largest of its kind in the world." (3 tips)
  • Time Out London

    Tacked on to the end of the Bank of England, this museum is housed in a replica Sir John Soane interior, the largest of its kind in the world. Read more

    Time Out London · March 27, 2012
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  • Time Out London

    Housed inside the former Stock Offices of the Bank of England, this engaging and surprisingly lively museum explores the history of the national bank. Read more

    Time Out London · February 23, 2012
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  • Alena

    Did u know the author of The Windows in the Willows was a Secretary of The Bank of England?

    Alena · May 11, 2011
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  • Edu P.

    Go in an Open Day, the interior is beautiful. The museum is just OK.

    Edu Pohlmann · July 13, 2013
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  • Kenneth L.

    Can be seen in 30-60 mins

    Kenneth Leung · March 14, 2013
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  • John D.

    Really interesting and FREE: no free samples ;)

    John Dyke · April 26, 2012
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  • Sarah O.

    Being closed at weekends and bank holidays does limit your visiting options. Lots of old banknotes and the chance to touch a gold bar.

    Sarah O'Carroll · January 22, 2012
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  • Lauren W.

    Probably the only place in the world where you can hold a bar of gold worth £300,000 in your hand (if you're strong enough). The museum is good, but the bank's actual interior is better.

    Lauren Wellicome · 2 weeks ago
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  • Andrew K.

    It's more interesting than you might think. And you get to lift a genuine bar of gold, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

    Andrew Knowles · September 19, 2013
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  • Andrew C.

    Figure out the combination to the £50 safe for a free pin from the front desk.

    Andrew Cassidy · July 2, 2013
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  • Michael S.

    Not worth going unless you want to see old currency. Sadly deficient on the policy work the Bank does and what they do have is hopelessly slanted.

    Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein · January 6, 2012
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  • 高井 田.

    BOE併設の博物館ですが、土日はお休みです…

    高井 田 · September 17, 2013
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  • Marta!

    El secreto de las monedas inglesas. Read more

    Marta! · April 1, 2013
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