The Bank of England is the United Kingdom’s central bank. It has a unique role in the United Kingdom economy. However the Museum is about much more than money. Having been in existence for more than 300 years the Bank of England has, unsurprisingly, accumulated a considerable number of items associated with its history. These items are grouped into 'Collections'. Some of them, such as banknotes and furniture, represent the survival of tools used in the everyday working of the Bank whilst others, such as the cartoons, have been acquired over the years either by purchase or presentation. Items from the Bank's collections are displayed in its Museum where they are used to illustrate the history of the institution and its role today at the centre of the UK economy.
The collection of coins includes a representative selection of the regal coinage issued by the Royal Mint from 1694, the year of the Bank's foundation, and comprehensively covers the Bank's late 18th and early 19th century issues of Bank of England dollars and tokens.
Took my 14 year old grand daughter. Interesting, free and not too big. Something for all ages
Nice museum, different collections including coins, banknotes, silver, paintings, banking tools etc. Not too big but admission is free.
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