Home learning hub

Use our free, home education resources to learn about what the Bank of England does.

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We have put together a list of home learning activities to help students, teachers, families and adults to learn about the economy, our work and our history.

We value financial education and have developed a range of resources for schools, in consultation with education experts. While some of our resources are for use in the classroom, others can be used at home. 

Our Museum offers visitors a chance to find out more about who we are – and what we do. Our online resources allow you to explore our collections and learn about our history.

  • Money and Me Help students understand money and the economy with our 12 lesson plan, including activities and games.
    For students aged 5 to 11
    Lessons from the financial crisis  Explore borrowing, risk and regulation through a six-lesson scheme of work that includes games and activities.  For students aged 8 to 14 
    Pounds and Pence  Learn about the history of money, why prices change over time and banknote security through our series of films.  For students aged 8 to 14 
    EconoME  Four lessons, with case studies and worksheets, to help students understand the economy and develop analytical skills, including a lesson on saving and borrowing.   For students aged 11 to 16 
    Interactive calculator  What do interest rates really mean for borrowers and savers? Find out for yourself with our borrowing and savings calculator.  For students aged 11 to 16 
    Knowledge Bank  The economy made simple: our short guides explain the economy without the jargon.  For age 11 to adults 
    (Teachers can use the information to create quizzes and reading tasks for students) 
    Keeping on an even keel
    This video series explains how we support our economy and financial system.
    The six short modules (about three minutes each) open in Youtube.

    For students aged 14 to 18
    Post-16 economics learning resources  Resources to help students learn about macroeconomics and the role of the Bank of England. These resources link to the GCSE and A level economics syllabus.  For students aged 16 to 19 
    Artificial intelligence and careers  What are the jobs of the future? Which jobs are most likely to be automated? Explore our interactive presentation and learn how it could affect your own career choices.  For students aged 16 to 19 
  • Home workshop: brilliant banknotes  Use your creativity to make a personalised banknote with artist Brenda Coyle.
    For ages 5 and up
    Home family activity sheets 

    Family activity sheets to do at home and learn about our historic collections.

    For ages 5 to 11 
    Gold bar money box

    Make your own gold bar shaped money box from paper.

    We recommend that children get help from an adult, as scissors are required.

    For ages 5 to 11
    Drawing sheets  A range of sheets exploring money and the Bank of England .
    For ages 5 to 11
    Money and Me at home

     A resource for young people to help them understand money and the economy, which includes workbooks and a guide for parents/carers.  

    For ages 7 to 11
    £20 drawing sheet  Could you be a famous artist? Test your skills by drawing JMW Turner's portrait. 
    For ages 7 to 11 
    Noteworthy banknote checking game

    Could you spot an error on a banknote? Play our game to test your skills as a Banknote Examiner.

    For ages 8 and up
    Word searches  A banknote-themed word search and a more challenging word search on the Bank of England.
    For ages 11 to 16 

  • Objects in focus Watch a series of videos showcasing some of our Museum’s most treasured possessions.
    Photographs from our archives Get a glimpse of life at the Bank of England through the years. 
    Highlights from our collection Discover the story of the Bank of England through historical objects and works of art. 
    Our artwork Explore highlights from our artwork collection. 
    325 years of history  An online exhibition that explores how money and the way we pay for things has transformed since the Bank of England was established in 1694. 
    Our Great British Art Quiz Test your knowledge with our quiz, in association with the Guardian and Art UK.
    Our collection on Smartify Use the Smartify platform to discover our collection. Download the free app on your phone or tablet. 
    Audio described highlights from our collection Listen to audio description of objects from our collection. Suitable for visually impaired adults.
    Binary Code and Cypher Challenge  Could you solve this binary code challenge? This activity is based on Alan Turing’s work that inspired our new £50 banknote’s design. 

This list of home learning activities includes our own resources and ones from trusted partners. These activities are free to use, but some require users to register. We recommend that parents, teachers and carers consider government guidance on internet safety to ensure any online learning is safe and appropriate for students.

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This page was last updated 23 August 2021

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