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 – “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”
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.
The Sun — Living With Our Star – 6 Oct 2018 to 6 May 2019 – The Science Museum will be telling the extraordinary story of the life-giving star that sits at the centre of our Solar System.
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.
A Pirate’s Life For Me! – 20 Oct 2018 to 22 Apr 2019 – A child-friendly exhibition about pirates that will take your kids on a swashbuckling adventure and show them some real pirate coins
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.
Look for more exhibitions taking place next month
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
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|Exhibitions in May|
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