Bank of England Museum Free


Housed within the impressive walls of the Bank of England, this fascinating museum takes you through the history of the bank since its foundation in 1694 to its role today as the nation's central bank.

There are gold bars dating from ancient times to the modern market bar, coins and a unique collection of banknotes. There are also many items you might not expect to find, such as the pikes and muskets used to defend the bank; the Roman pottery and mosaics uncovered when it was rebuilt in 1930; and documents relating to famous customers such as Horatio Nelson, George Washington and the Duchess of Marlborough.

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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Child Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Family Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Senior Ticket: Free (USD0.00)

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Opening Times:

Monday - Friday 10.00 - 17.00 (Last entry at 16:30)

Closed weekends and Bank Holidays

Venue Details & Map

Bank of England Museum

Bartholomew Lane
City of London
+44 (0)20 7601 5545
Public transport:
Tube/DLR: Bank. Tube/Rail: Liverpool Street Rail: Fenchurch Street or Cannon Street (weekdays only)


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Bathrooms available with emergency call system
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Some toilets with handrails
Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to the lounge
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Accessible Communication Facilities
Hearing loop system
Information available in audio format
Information available in large print
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Access into the Building
Temporary ramps available
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Accessible Parking Facilities
Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
Access Inside Building Facilities
All routes suitable for wheelchair users
Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Payment Facilities
Free entry

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Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 9 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Bank of England Museum

3.0 out of 5 14 March 2016
by Karishma P.

The reason I landed at this museum was because the Bank of England was having an open day and we were really keen to see the interiors of the bank.

the Bank itself is a beautiful historical building, but photography isn't allowed inside. Suffice to say, that we weren't unhappy about waiting in queue for 2 hours to see inside the bank.

The museum is open to tourists regularly and isn't hard...more

4.0 out of 5 29 September 2014
by Nat S.

A whimsical look on currency, counter fitting, and production processes. The caricature and cartoons are the best part.more

5.0 out of 5 23 September 2012
by Matt B.

I work near the Bank of England so have always been keen to visit the museum, usually it's opening hours are when I'm in work but I finally managed to get in as part of the Open House weekend.

If you ever get a chance to go on a wider tour of the Bank it is worth doing from the statue of William III which is so heavy it can only be situated in a couple of places to a Roman mosaic found in...more

4.0 out of 5 17 November 2011
by Diane H.

It started as quickly as it ended. When I walked in, I was greeted warmly by the people that check your bag, all smiles, good job!! Then by the person at the info desk, she even offered me a map, so that made all the difference. By the looks of the map, it looked pretty big, so I was like, "Oh no...i hope i don't spend hours here" No, you won't you'll spend like an hour. There's interactive...more

5.0 out of 5 8 August 2010
by Stephen W.

Really really interesting museum on the history of the Central bank, the gold standard and currency, and monetary policy in England. I know, don't roll your eyes. It is not for everyone. You actually may learn something. There are interactive activities for those who don't like to read. Sort of off the beaten path and probably not a tourist must-see, but it is definitely worth the time and...more

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