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.
> Craig’s review of Bank of England Museum – “Everyone has a few CDs they keep secret from their friends (usually ABBA) they turn all the spines back to front so nobody knows they're a fan. Well this is my museum equivalent of that. People think that the Bank of England Museum is going to be a dull day out but if you're into Ye Olde London then there are lots of interesting pictures and paintings to look at. App… continued”
Slavery, Culture & Collecting – 15 Sep 2018 to 15 Sep 2019 – This exhibition explores the connection between some of Britain's oldest cultural organisations and transatlantic slavery
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre – Sat and Sun – A demonstration about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomas's Hospital.
Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms – Every day – Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass.
Reimagining Captain Cook – 29 Nov 2018 to 4 Aug 2019 – The British Museum will be marking the anniversary of Cook's Pacific voyage by looking at it from the Islander's perspective
Christian Dior — Designer of Dreams – 2 Feb to 14 Jul 2019 – Some of the finest designs and dresses by Christian Dior, tracing the impact that his fashion house has made over the last seventy years
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
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