The Royal Mint Experience

Activity code: MINT

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  • Discover the fascinating history of the coins in your pocket
  • A 45-minute tour of The Royal Mint
  • Watch British coins being made
  • Lift a real gold bar worth £400,000
  • See how the London 2012 Olympic gold medals were made


Ever wondered how coins are made? Discover the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales, the production base for British coins for over a thousand years.

The Royal Mint Experience is the only place in the world where you can watch the United Kingdom’s coins being made. Go behind the scenes to follow the journey of a coin from a blank to a bank in this 45-minute Guided Factory Experience.

Experience the sights and sounds of thousands of glistening new coins, hot off the presses, and get the chance to strike your very own coin.

Wander at your own pace through the Interactive Exhibition, discovering the incredible processes needed to make a coin. Come face to face with British monarchs over the past 1,000 years; test your knowledge of the coins that have been made for countries around the world; get up close to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic medals, and listen to the stories of those whose bravery has been rewarded with the UK’s gallantry and service medals.
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What You Get

  • A guided tour of how we make coins today
  • Observe the coin making process as they come hot off the press in the factory
  • Self-guided access to our exhibition gallery with objects and artifcats from our 1,100 year history
  • Lift a gold bar worth over £400,000

What You Don’t Get

  • 'Strike your own coin' is an optional extra, purchasable on the day
  • Food is available in our café and is charged separately
Please note:
  • This product can be cancelled or amended up to 48 hours before booking
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