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325 Years, 325 Objects

 

Bank Of England Museum

Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AH

Transport: Tube: Bank

Website: www.bankofengland.co.uk/museum

Times: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, last adm 4.30pm, closed Mar 26-Apr 30, Dec 23-31, Jan 1-10, ends May 15

Price: free

Start Date: Mon 22nd July 2019

End Date: Fri 15th May 2020


Items selected from the vast collections amassed since the Bank was founded in 1694.

The bank celebrates its 325th anniversary with a display of 325 items selected from the vast collections amassed since the Bank was founded in 1694.

At the end of July, the Bank of England will be 325 years old. To celebrate the anniversary, the Bank of England Museum at Threadneedle Street will launch 325 years, 325 objects, a new exhibition telling the story of the Old Lady through items selected from the vast collections amassed since the Bank was founded in 1694. Spanning art, design, archaeology, architecture, ceremony, politics, wartime, the monarchy, security, fraud and forgery, crises, riots and technology, the exhibition is an absorbing presentation of world and social history from a genuinely unique perspective. Far from a predictable chronological trawl through history, it is a lively display of significant, surprising, beautiful and unusual items that have tales to tell. Full of stories, characters and moments in history, 325 years, 325 objects is drawn from the Museum's own collections stored deep beneath Threadneedle Street. Objects drawn from the collections beneath Threadneedle Street include banknote designs, the earliest notes, Roman relics, 19th century forgeries, staff dexterity tests and a Cold War radiation calculator Exhibition features newly-commissioned floral banknote sculpture by artist Justine Smith