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Bring your kids down to the Bank of England Museum for their annual Easter Eggs-travaganza (I apologise for the terrible pun but it's their joke, not mine!).
It's not easy getting your kids interested in the history of London, but the Bank of England have come up with an egg-cellent idea (another terrible pun, sorry) -- they are going to bribe them with chocolate!
For two weeks over Easter they'll be hiding a golden egg and some little chicks somewhere in the museum, and your kids will have to follow a treasure trail to find them. If they manage to complete the (very easy) trail then they'll be able to claim their free chocolate egg at the desk (just tell them that it's bad for their teeth, and then you can eat it yourself).
They will also be able to make some Easter-themed headbands, masks and finger-puppets, and then take home.
Craig has never been on this treasure hunt, but he has been to the Bank of England Museum and written a review on his blog, which you might like to read before you go.
Craig’s review of Bank of England Museum – “I don't suppose many tourists bother to visit the Bank of England Museum (or even the locals) but I've always had a soft spot for this place. But not because of the money. I don't really care about the history of the bank -- I like it because there's lots of architectural history on display inside here. They have cabinets full of old photos and paintings and drawings… continued”
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