The Future of Money

Money and the way we use it has changed. This free exhibition responds directly to questions asked by the public about the future of money.

The Future of Money

Open now. Free, no need to book

Can the tooth fairy go cashless? Are cryptoassets money? Who decides how we pay? 

Money and the way we use it has changed in recent decades. With digital and contactless payments on the rise, the choices we make, as individuals and businesses are having an impact. Futureproofing the economy to meet our needs, now and in the future, is the job of the Bank of England. 

From digital currencies to the importance of cash in our everyday lives, from sustainability to making sure we have choice and access to different ways to pay, this exhibition responds to questions you have been asking. So, where are we now, and what is the future of money?

The exhibition, and our entire museum, is free with no need to book ahead.

This exhibition will be on until September 2025.

Online exhibition

Explore top questions from the exhibition in our online exhibition.

Upcoming events

Audio guide

Young people today are growing up in a digital world, and their experiences and decisions will shape the future of money. We asked young people from Legacy Youth Zone in Croydon for their thoughts on how they use money now and what they think the future might look like. Listen to their answers in our free audio-guide for ‘The Future of Money,’ available from your smartphone. 

QR codes to the free tour are available upon arrival, or enjoy the audio guide from home. This tour lasts approximately 30 minutes. We recommend you bring your own headphones.

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Additional resources

When thinking about the future of money, it often seems like more questions come up with every answer. If you have questions on topics addressed in the exhibition and want to learn more, find the topic below and click on the relevant link. 

The Future of Money: Large print guide

This page was last updated 15 April 2024