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Don’t miss The Royal Mint Roadshow Tour!

Don’t miss The Royal Mint Tour!

For the first time ever, The Royal Mint has gone mobile as it tours the UK in celebration of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Coming soon to a town near you!

A specially commissioned Royal Mint double decker bus has been travelling the roads of our great nation since June, visiting over 40 different shows and events in a special Roadshow taking place over 80 days.

Join us aboard the Royal Mint bus

The bus is packed with exciting information on The Royal Mint’s journey through history to present day, and there is a fabulous range of commemorative coins and gifts to purchase.

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So far we have travelled to events including BBC Gardeners’ World Live, The Royal Highland Show, Black Country Living Museum, the ‘Flying Legends’ Air Show at Imperial War Museum Duxford and the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.

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Images from the bus

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  • Stop 1...

    BBC Gardeners World Live
    13th - 17th June

    The team received a warm welcome from our first venue, the ‘BBC Gardener's World Live’ show at the NEC in Birmingham.

    BBC Gardeners World Live

  • Stop 2...

    Royal Highland Show
    21st - 24th June
    High winds and stormy skies did not deter the enthusiasm of our Royal Mint Roadshow team nor our steady flow of visitors as we enjoyed a week at Scotland's prestigious Royal Highland Show.

    Royal Highland Show

  • Stop 3...

    Woolsthorpe Manor
    27th June
    Our visit to historic National Trust-owned Woolsthorpe Manor near Grantham had particular significance for the Roadshow team.

    Woolsthorpe Manor

  • Stop 4...

    Black Country Living Museum
    28th June
    An urban heritage park featuring a faithfully recreated canal-side village complete with costumed demonstrators and working craftsmen.

    Black Country Living Museum

  • Stop 5...

    'Flying Legends' Air Show
    30th June - 1st July
    It was 'chocks away' for a flying start this weekend, as The Royal Mint Roadshow landed at the Imperial War Museum's former World War II air fighter station at Duxford.

    Flying Legends’ Air Show

  • Stop 7...

    The Royal International Air Tattoo
    7th - 8th July

    The Royal Mint Roadshow maintained the aviation theme this week as it called in at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire to take part in the Royal International Air Tattoo.

    Royal International Air Tattoo

  • Stop 8...

    Veuve Clicquot Polo Gold Cup
    15th July
    For our next visit, the Roadshow team headed for the pastoral parkland of the Sussex Downs and Cowdray Park, the home of British polo.

    Veuve Cliquot Polo Gold Cup Tournament

  • Stop 9...

    'War and Peace' Show
    18th - 22nd July
    The Royal Mint Roadshow bus lined up alongside an impressive display of might and machinery at the ‘War and Peace' Show in Paddock Wood, Kent.

    War and Peace Show

  • Stop 10...

    Royal Welsh Show
    23rd - 26th July
    The Royal Mint Roadshow was on home turf in Builth Wells, Wales, for the next stop on our nationwide tour, with a visit to The Royal Welsh Show in the heart of the dramatic mid-Wales countryside.

    Royal Welsh Show

  • Stop 11...

    Shugborough County Show
    28th - 29th July
    Staffordshire was the setting for a weekend away at the popular Shugborough County Show, on the striking parkland estate of Shugborough Hall.

    Shugborough County Show

  • Stop 12...

    Audley End Picnic Concerts
    3rd - 5th August
    The Royal Mint Roadshow team joined concert-goers in the gardens of Audley End, a Jacobean country house set in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside.

    Next Stop The Royal Welsh Show

  • Stop 13...

    Cowes Week Regatta
    11th - 18th August
    The Royal Mint Roadshow set sail across The Solent to the Isle of Wight for the Cowes Week Regatta, a landmark event on the British yachting calendar.

    Cowes Week Regatta

  • Stop 14...

    22nd August
    The Roadshow team spent a rewarding day at Bateman's, the National Trust-owned 17th-century Jacobean home of author Rudyard Kipling.


  • Stop 15...

    23rd August
    The Royal Mint Roadshow was once again a guest of the National Trust for the day, at Standen, East Grinstead, an Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co.


  • Stop 16...

    Egham Royal Show
    25th - 26th August
    The 150 year-old Egham Royal Show was the perfect setting for our bank holiday Royal Mint Roadshow, set in a tree-lined field overlooked by the offices of global Olympic sponsors, Proctor & Gamble.

    Egham Royal Show

  • Stop 17...

    Chatsworth Country Fair
    31st August - 2nd September
    The Royal Mint Roadshow team enjoyed a weekend of fabulous weather in the bustle of the Chatsworth Country Fair, a well-attended family show set in the grounds of magnificent Chatsworth House.

    Chatsworth Country Fair

  • Stop 18...

    Lacock Abbey
    5th September
    The Royal Mint Roadshow was a guest of The National Trust in rural Wiltshire for a day, at the historic Lacock Abbey.

    Lacock Abbey

  • Stop 18a...

    Newark Park
    6th September
    The National Trust-owned Newark Park in the village of Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire were our most gracious hosts when the Royal Mint Roadshow took up residence there for a day.

    Newark Park

  • Stop 19...

    Mayor's Thames Festival
    8th - 9th September
    Once a year the banks of the River Thames between Tower Bridge and the London Eye transform into a carnival of live music, food stalls, dance, art and sculpture for The Mayor’s Thames Festival. The Royal Mint Roadshow took up position on the bustling riverside walkway near The National Theatre for the event.

    Mayor's Thames Festival

  • Stop 20...

    The Royal County of Berkshire Show
    15th - 16th September
    The Royal Mint Roadshow calls in at The Royal Berkshire Show for this landmark event on the county's summer calendar.

    The Royal County of Berkshire Show

  • Stop 21...

    Rockingham Country Fair
    22nd - 23rd September
    The Royal Mint Roadshow heads for the beautiful grounds of Rockingham Castle for the Rockingham Country Fair.

    Rockingham Country Fair

  • Stop 22...

    The Berkshire Food and Craft Show
    29th - 30th September
    The Royal Mint Roadshow calls in at the Berkshire Food and Craft Show, taking its place alongside displays of craft, arts, food and drink.

    The Berkshire Food and Craft Show

  • Stop 23...

    Horse of the Year Show
    4th - 7th October
    The Royal Mint Roadshow visits the Horse of the Year Show, described as the ‘world’s most famous horse show’, for five days of dazzling equestrian displays.

    Horse of the Year Show

  • Stop 24...

    BBC Good Food Show
    19th - 21st October
    The Royal Mint Roadshow heads North to Glasgow for the BBC Good Food Show Scotland, for a celebration of Scottish culinary heritage.

    BBC Good Food Show

  • Stop 25...

    BBC Good Food Show
    8th - 10th November
    The Royal Mint Roadshow visits the BBC Good Food Show and The Wine Show in Olympia, London for a celebration of all things culinary.

    BBC Good Food Show

Where we’ve been

Read about the shows and venues visited here

'Flying Legends', 'War and Peace' Show, The Shugborough County Show, Royal Welsh Show...


Stop Number
Event and Location (click for more info)
13th - 17th June BBC Gardeners World Live
21st - 24th June Royal Highland Show
27th June Woolsthorpe Manor
28th June Black Country Living Museum
30th June - 1st July 'Flying Legends' Air Show
7th - 8th July The Royal International Air Tattoo
15th July Veuve Clicquot Polo Gold Cup
18th - 22nd July 'War and Peace' Show
23rd - 26th July Royal Welsh Show
28th - 29th July Shugborough County Show
3rd - 5th August Audley End Picnic Concerts
11th - 18th August Cowes Week Regatta
22nd August Bateman's
23rd August Standen
25th - 26th August Egham Royal Show
31st August - 2nd September Chatsworth Country Fair
5th September Lacock Abbey
6th September Newark Park
8th - 9th September Mayor's Thames Festival
15th - 16th September The Royal County of Berkshire Show
22nd - 23rd September Rockingham Castle Country Fair
29th - 30th September The Berkshire Food and Craft Show
4th - 7th October Horse of the Year Show
19th - 21st October BBC Good Food Show, Glasgow
8th - 10th November BBC Good Food Show, Olympia