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Reviewed 18 October 2019

This museum is free and very interesting. It tells the story of how the use of banknotes and coins evolved and the role of the Bank of England. If you are nearby it is worth popping in

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank mrsmon2016
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Reviewed 29 September 2019 via mobile

It is definitely worth a look around. Shows the history of the Bank of England although doesn’t expand on the banking crisis, so I do think there is room for improvement. They should be critical on the government and not try to cover up what happened.

It’s great trying to lift a gold bar. Shows you how heavy it actually is. It’s a shame that they don’t have a camera in the actual vault. It would be fantastic seeing a lot of gold bars

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank CarolG900
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Reviewed 17 September 2019

Lots of things I didn't realise about the Bank of England, it took longer to view all the intormation than I expected. Bought my husband a mug with a £50 note printed on it - it's the nearest he's going to get to one!

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank Newbeetles
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Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

It's very old fashioned and not very welcoming, the lighting in the glass cabinets
Obscured written word in them.
The writing on a strip in these glass cabinets was so small and numbers bunched together and not big enough that you could not read what was put ,everyone
Will end end up having a bad back if they try to read the info on them .
Its was a shame as it could have been so much better .
Expensive gift shop with staff that did not
Answer a question .

The toilets are at the other end of the building ! Through a maze if displays

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank 588gillianh
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Reviewed 24 August 2019 via mobile

A very interesting museum about the bank. You can try and pick up a real gold bar if you have the strength but it's security protected of course. If you gave a guide that's a bonus as you learn about the history and the new polymer bank notes. Great place to visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Blambarb
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