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The Future of Money

This audio guide accompanies the Bank of England Museum's exhibition, 'The Future of Money' and can be listened to at home or in the gallery.

Money and the way we use it has changed in recent decades. With digital and contactless payments on the rise, the choices we make, as individuals and businesses are having an impact. Futureproofing the economy to meet our needs, now and in the future, is the job of the Bank of England.

From digital currencies to the importance of cash in our everyday lives, from sustainability to making sure we have choice and access to different ways to pay, this exhibition responds to questions you have been asking.

Seeing as this future will be shaped by today's young people who are coming of age in a digital world, this audio guide was made by young people aged 16 to 24, who discuss what the future of money means for them. You'll hear them talk about things like their earliest memories of using cash, what kinds of money they use today, and their opinions on what money might look like in the future. Along the way, we'll also hear from a few experts at the Bank of England who work on some of these topics.

30 mins