The Pound in Your Pocket Exhibition at Bank of England Museum

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This exhibition tackles the topic of inflation. A series of interactive exhibits - large-scale jigsaws, a safe to be cracked, a rollerball game, quizzes and touch-screens - unravel the meaning of inflation. The centrepiece of the exhibition allows visitors to take the controls of a balloon and charter it on a stable course to simulate the role of the Bank in keeping inflation steady. The centrepiece of the exhibition allows visitors to take the controls of a balloon and charter it on a stable course to simulate the role of the Bank in keeping inflation steady. Original objects from the Bank's collections will also be on display to illustrate important events in the history of inflation. These include Roman gold bars illustrating the first period of inflation in Ancient Rome.

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Bank of England Museum

Bartholomew Lane, City of London, London, EC2R 8AH

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Bank of England Museum

Address
Bartholomew Lane
City of London
London
EC2R 8AH
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7601 5545
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