Room 68

From prehistory
to the present day

Education programme

The gallery's education programme draws on the richness of objects on display to offer a unique learning experience.

Students will have the opportunity to put their learning into context and apply their classroom-developed skills in unfamiliar scenarios. The programme links objects and themes with subjects across the Key Stages, with the underlying aim of developing an appreciation of money and an understanding of the social impacts it can have.

The education programme also includes learning opportunities for teachers and community groups, details of which can be found below or by emailing


500,000,000,000 dinar note, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia AD 1993

Resources inspired by the gallery take the form of stand-alone activities or image banks.

Longer projects, which could be used for transition or enrichment weeks, and short activities suitable for tutor time.

Critical Consumer 
Financial loop game 
How do you construct a 50p 
Note-ably different 
History of money: image bank 
Money week: image bank 
Money and art: image bank 
Money and economics: image bank 
Which coin is which 


String of 800 cash, southern China, around AD 1910

Teachers can book Museum-led sessions and self-led sessions related to the gallery education programme.

KS3 Maths Challenge 
KS3, 4 & 5 Money handling  

Teacher opportunities

Teacher opportunities

The education programme has been developed with the help of teachers and students.

There are ongoing opportunities to be involved with the education programme as well as using the programme to support your teaching needs.

  • Teacher advisory panel
  • CPD sessions
  • INSET sessions
  • Research opportunities
  • Networking events

Community projects

Christopher Ironside, four sets of designs for United Kingdom decimal coins

Onsite and offsite opportunities are available to support community initiatives developing financial awareness.

The Gallery Education Manager teamed up with students from The Children’s Hospital School at Great Ormond Street Hospital to explore concepts raised in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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ITT provision

Coins from the Hoxne hoard

Sessions are available to complement initial teacher training programmes; bespoke sessions may be available on request.

  • Enrichment days
  • Museum education
  • History of mathematics
  • University based options