Online catalogue The Archive is located inside the Bank of England in London.Visitors should use the main Bank entrance on Threadneedle Street, EC2R 8AH.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.
Every visitor must provide, before their first visit, two separate forms of proof of identity, one showing a photograph (for example a passport, national identity card or driving licence) the other showing your address (for example a utility bill or bank statement).
On arrival, researchers must complete a user registration form agreeing to the Bank’s conditions of access. The search room is open at lunchtime, though no files can be ordered between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.
The Bank of England Archive supports the Bank’s work today, and is open for research by appointment to visitors from all over the world.
The records in the Archive cover everything from minutes of our governing committees such as the Court of Directors to modern files on our policymaking and domestic and international work, as well as our relationship with other central banks and governments.
The Archive also holds the Bank’s photograph collection, which documents the history of the building, staff and key events.
The easiest way to contact the Bank of England Archive is to email [email protected]
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As part of the annual sensitivity review we routinely release several hundred files, after the appropriate closure period has expired.
The Archive is open by appointment only, Monday to Thursday from 10am until 4.30pm.