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The Banknote gallery

Museum interior and display

Complete refurbishment and redesign of a gallery in the Bank of England museum to coincide with the release of the polymer £5 note in September 2016. The gallery tells the story of banknotes from the earliest paper money to the most recent anti-forgery features.

Read more about the Banknote gallery in our blog post From paper money to polymer.

Things we did

  • Project management
  • Design and art direction
  • Installation


Entrance to Banknote gallery showing cladded structural column
Display on the new polymer £5 note with geometric lathe in the background
Mock-up of a banknote engraver’s studio
Gallery view showing ceiling feature with suspended ‘Dandy roll’ (watermark mould)
Gallery with seating made from banknote cage, as seen on reverse of the column
Mocked-up packets of £50 notes, ready for distribution
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