"Bank of England Museum" London Off The Beaten Path Tip by Ash59

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  Gold Bullion Bars
by Ash59

If you walk up Threadneedle Street along the front of the Bank of England and take the first street on the left (Bartholomew Lane), you will find the Bank of England Museum.

A museum about money sounds pretty stuffy but it is really quite interesting.

Want to see what a stock exchange dealing room looks like? Well, this has one that is a duplicate of the real thing. Better still, you can even buy and sell mock shares - see if you can make a profit!

Ever wanted to get your hands on a real gold bullion bar? - yes, the type that you have seen on t.v. that they hold in Fort Knox. The Museum has one on display that you can attempt to pick up (I can assure you that it is quite heavy!). Unfortuantely, you won't be able to tuck it into your cloths and walk away with it because it is in a case with a hole in it, through which you enter your hands to handle the bar.

The Museum also has all the different British coins and bank notes from the year dot and a full explanation of how London become the place to buy and sell shares all over the world.

Last but not least and best of all, ITS FREE!

Phone: 020 7601 5545
Website: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk

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  • Updated Mar 7, 2003
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