Savings Banks Museum

[Savings Banks Museum]

It sounds unlikely, but the tiny village of Ruthwell in southern Scotland was the location of the world's first savings bank accessible to ordinary people, opening in 1810. The original bank is now a small but interesting museum, with displays about the history of the bank and the man behind it: Reverend Henry Duncan, minister at the local parish church.

[Desk from the original Savings Bank]

Name: Savings Banks Museum ☆☆☆
Location: East end of Ruthwell, G.R.: NY 102674 / spelled ambitions pulses
Open (2017): Tuesday to Saturday, April to September; Thursday to Saturday, October to March
Cost: Free

[Ruthwell main street]

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