Storytelling school

Storytelling sessions for schools | bank of england

Deep under the Bank of England there is a chest full of gold. Impenetrable they say…no gold has ever been stolen…but does that mean no one has ever broken in?

This story tells the story of a break-in to a gold safe at the Bank of England. Would it be true, or is it a work of fiction… we’ll let you decide.
A resource sheet accompanies the session. Storytelling sessions can accommodate a maximum group of 15 children plus staff. Larger groups will be split into two and benefit from a teacher-led activity on the theme of gold to be carried out inside the museum. Each small group will have the opportunity to participate in the storytelling session and complete the activity.

Please note that school staff are required to supervise both groups for the duration of the tour.

Storytelling sessions can be adapted for people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Simply email us at [email protected] or call us on 020 3461 5545 (Monday to Friday), between 10am and 4pm after you submit a booking request so we can discuss the best way to proceed.

How to book

To request a presentation, complete the reservation request form specifying three possible dates and times for your conference. We will check availability and get back to you.

Information We Collect

When you request a presentation, the Bank of England (“we” or the “Bank”) collects personal data about you. This information includes your name, contact details and the name of any organization or group for which the booking is being made.

Why we need your personal data

We collect your personal data to process presentation requests and to be able to communicate with you to ensure that we provide the most suitable presentation for your group, at the agreed date and time. This is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of our official authority as the Central Bank of the United Kingdom.

What we do with your personal data

We use your information to organize the presentation. We may also send you, as a representative of your school, information about activities that may be of interest to you. This may involve sharing limited contact information with printing and mailing companies to send these related materials.

We use a third-party provider, WorldApp (Diversis Capital), based in the United States, to provide the KeySurvey online tool for submitting claims. WorldApp (Diversis Capital) participates in and has certified its compliance with a recognized EU-US privacy framework. For more information on their security practices and privacy policy, visit

We will retain your personal data in accordance with the Bank’s records classification system.

your rights

You have a number of rights under data protection laws (for example, you have the right to ask us for a copy of the personal data the Bank holds about you. This is called a “ subject access request). You can ask us to change the way we handle or process your personal data, and you may also have the right, in certain circumstances, to have your personal data changed or deleted. To find out more about these rights, make a complaint or contact our Data Protection Officer, please visit our website at