Please bring your own camera as we are unable to lend you one. Cameras may only be used in designated areas, and after you have completed the appropriate copyright agreement.
As a result of changes in legislation, since 2013 it has been the Bank’s policy to make most records over 20 years old available to the public for research.
We have a large collection of staff records and customer account and stock ledgers, which can be used to research genealogy.
The Archive includes architectural plans and drawings relating to the history of the Bank of England site, correspondence from our regional branches on developments in local trade and industry and records from our solicitors.
Online catalogue If you cannot find what you are looking for, you are welcome to contact us with a brief summary of your research and we will be happy to advise you.