Go Ghost Hunting At The Bank Of England Museum's Spooky Soirée

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Go Ghost Hunting At The Bank Of England Museum's Spooky Soirée

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Ever heard the bone-chilling tale of Sarah Whitehead, AKA the Bank Nun? Legend has it that her spirit haunts the hallowed halls of the Bank of England. And you might even catch a glimpse of her at this museum late...

On Friday 25 October, the Bank of England Museum hosts a spook-tacular soirée — an excellent opportunity for any London culture vulture looking to get into the Halloween spirit.

An artist's depiction of the Bank Nun

Fancy a fright? Head to the museum's cinema at 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm for a ghoulishly good ghost story performance, which reveals how one lost soul came to haunt the bank's cloistered corridors.

Or, if you're after a different sort of scare, have a go at navigating the history of financial storms and take the helm of the museum's monetary policy boat.

Guests also get the chance to explore the museum's new exhibition, which looks at the 325 year history of the Bank of England through an apt 325 objects. That includes the portrait of Sarah Whitehead (pictured above), as well as an intricate botanical sculpture by artist Justine Smith comprised of both previously circulated and test bank notes.

If that's not enough for you, you can grill the banknote team on the forthcoming JMW Turner £20 note, have a rummage through the archives, and even handle a real gold bar. Sadly there's no free samples...

Bank of England Museum's Spook-tacular Soirée takes place on Friday 25 October, 5.30pm to 9pm (last admission 8.30pm). The night is totally free, but tickets for the ghost story performances are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis — so be sure to collect yours on arrival at the museum information desk.

Last Updated 27 January 2021