Bank of England Museum (London) Reviews
Description:Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AH. Telephone: +44 (0)20 7601 3866. The e-mail address is ... more
Newest Review: ... merchant William Paterson, is told. The original proposal and Charter of the Bank of England, approved by William III in 1694, are on display here, along with a ledger recording all of the names of those who subscribed to the Bank's original £1.2m loan capital – all of whom were guaranteed an 8% return on their investment by the government! From here, we follow the bank's ... more
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by - written on 07/05/01, updated on 07/05/01 (Very useful, 1090 readings)
Another of London's little known museums is the reassuringly free Bank of England Museum. Located, unsurprisingly, in the Bank of England itself, just a few yards from Bank Underground station, the museum reveals the history of this financial institution, as well as explaining a fair amount about what national banks actually do, and how they operate. The museum has been open since November 1988, though still seems not to get that many visitors. The Bank's story is told with several multi-media displays, with videos detailing major events in its history, from its establishment, through the Gordon Riots, to modern techniques for printing bank notes. ... Read the complete review
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