Economy is not a passion of mine, but The bank of England turned out to be very entertaining in a way that made me interested and curious about it !
A Wonderful History Of Finance in London
The Bank of England itself has played a major role in maintaining monetary and fiscal stability of the UK for over 300 years. So if you have an interest in understanding about British evolution, not only culturally or socially, but economically; this would definitely be recommended.
More about the experience
Visiting the Museum can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. There are interesting exhibitions on the Bank's history and work, as well as treasure hunts and story-telling on for children. Be sure to check out their website, to be informed about new events that are constantly changing and shifting.
The museums also offer special talks and presentations to groups of 15-50 people designed for people of all ages and interests. The talks are free but must be booked in advance. They recommend that if you attend a talk, to leave a good 60 minutes to view the museum after.
The list of talks are on its website; so the talk or presentation of preference can be viewed there.
Also all the talks and presentations can be adapted to suit groups of visitors with special needs. A hearing loop is available in the cinema.
This is definitely a knowledgable outing. Both interesting if you are visiting the UK and living in the UK. However, especially if you are living in the UK, it can be of benefit to understand the foundations of how your economy is managed. The fact there is different talks to chose from, means you can really decide specifically on what you want to learn a bit more about. The talks range from; the roles & functions of the bank, the architecture, the history and its work today.
Furthermore, you can also view all the items the bank has accumulated over the years; such as banknotes, furniture and cartoons, which all help to give a depiction of the bank over the years.
Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm (last entry is at 4.30pm.)
Closed on week-ends and Public Bank holidays.
Nearest Train stations:
Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street and Cannon Street mainline stations are all within a 10 minute walk of the Bank.
The nearest tube station: Bank.
Cannon Street, Mansion House and Monument tube stations, are within 5-10 minutes of the Museum.
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