Sir John Soane — Building the Bank of England

Address:
Bank of England Museum, Bartholomew Lane, The City, London
Tel:
0207 601 5545

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
13th May to 8th November 2019
10 AM to 5 PM (Mon-Fri); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Free
See bankofengland.co.uk

Getting to Bank of England Museum

Parking:
Find car parks close to Bank of England Museum
Taxis:
Find minicab firms close to Bank of England Museum
Buses:
8, 11, 21, 23, 25, 26, 43, 76, 133, 141, 242, 388
London bus tickets
Trains:
Bank CNT DLR NRN W&C, Cannon Street CRC DSC, Mansion House CRC DSC, Monument CRC DSC, Moorgate CRC H&C MET NRN, St. Paul’s CNT
The closest station to Bank of England Museum is Bank
London train tickets
  London Oyster prices
  London travelcard prices
  London contactless prices

The Bank of England Museum will have a display explaining how the famous English architect Sir John Soane designed the Bank of England.

Very little of Soane’s artwork survives from the years 1788–1833, but the original perimeter of the building is still standing.

You'll discover how Soane’s designs were inspired by his love of the ancient world, and how he completely changed the look and feel of the bank's headquarters.

Craig has written a review of the Bank of England Museum on his blog. You might also like to read his review of Sir John Soane's Museum as well - his townhouse that is absolutely filled to the bursting with ancient artefacts. It's one of the most amazing museums in London and really does have to be seen to be believed.

 

Talk about this event

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”

Read Craig’s review of Bank of England Museum

Other events you might like

Easter egg trail at the Bank of England Museum – 8 to 18 Apr 2019 – Your kids can win a little prize if they manage to complete the easter egg trail at the Bank of England Museum.

Imaginary Cities — British Library – 5 Apr &38211; 14 Jul 2019 – A small exhibition that uses digital technology to transform the library's collection of historic maps to create fictional cityscapes

Mary Quant — Victoria & Albert Museum – 6 Apr 2019 to 16 Feb 2020 – An exhibition of dresses by the iconic fashion designer Mary Quant who became synonymous with the Swinging Sixties

Edvard Munch — Love And Angst – 11 Apr to 21 Jul 2019 – The British Museum will be putting on the largest exhibition of Edvard Munch's prints in the UK for nearly half-a-century

Writing — Making Your Mark – 26 Apr to 27 Aug 2019 – This exhibition will explore the history of writing from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs right up to our modern communication tools

Candlelit tour of the Benjamin Franklin House – 16 to 17 May 2019 – Enjoy a candlelit tour of the Benjamin Franklin House and experience it like they did in the 18th-century.

Food — Victoria & Albert Museum – 18 May 2019 to 17 Nov 2019 – An exhibition about food, exploring how it gets from the farm to our dinner plate and asking how we can achieve a sustainable food future

Look for more museum exhibitions in May

Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out

If you enjoy Bank of England Museum then you might like to visit Jewel Tower and Museum of London (you can walk it in 7 mins)

Craig’s review of Alexander Fleming Museum Alexander Fleming was the Scottish doc who discovered penicillin. He received a Nobel Prize for it, a knighthood from the king, had streets and squares and schools named after him, and even had his face painted on a banknote. And now they've turned his little hospital labora… continued
Craig’s review of Design Museum I'll be honest: I didn't much like the old Design Museum when they had it by Butler's Wharf, but at least it had one good thing going for it: a great view of Tower Bridge. But now they've shifted it to South Kensington it hasn't even got that. But I'm determined to keep an o… continued
Craig’s review of British Museum I always feel like a school kid walking round here, looking at all the broken bones and stones and pretending to be keen. "Yes, Miss... a piece of pottery from 1,000 BC. Amazing." Don't forget to tick them off on your sheet, she says. "When can we can we go ho… continued
Craig’s review of Geffrye Museum This had better be good because it's quite a long walk. You have to get a tube train to Old Street and then traipse your way through an ugly bit of London for fifteen minutes. But when you finally arrive it's quite a nice surprise... because one minute you're on a busy main… continued
Copyright © 2019 London Drum · Contact us · Cookies / Privacy policy · Search / Site map