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  • The Royal Mint Experience unveils swashbuckling activities for summer holidays.
  • From a pesky pirate takeover to a celebration of Team Wales’ sporting talent, visitors of all ages are guaranteed a spectacular summer day out.
  • For the very first time, BSL tours will be held on 4th August and 1st
  • Tourist attraction recently awarded Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award for 5th consecutive year and Best Guided Tour at 2024 Group Leisure Travel Awards.

10th July 2024: It’s all hands on deck this summer at The Royal Mint Experience, as pirates take over the visitor attraction based in Llantrisant, South Wales.

From scavenger hunts to live pirate shows, The Royal Mint Experience will host a bounty of events suitable for all ages this summer. The pirate events will be hosted every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the summer holidays from 31 July to 26 August.

This summer’s pirate theme is in-keeping with the current “Coins and the Sea” exhibition, which dives into the history of coins and their journey across the high seas. Explorers will also be able to get close to sunken treasure from Davy Jones’ Locker.

For the first time, the Royal Mint Experience will be offering tours in British Sign Language. These tours will be available on Sunday 4th August and Sunday 1st September.

Dan Johnson, Visitor Attraction Manager at The Royal Mint Experience said: “Ahoy matey! We can’t wait to welcome explorers to The Royal Mint Experience as they set sail on an historic adventure this summer.

“I’m especially proud that we are offering our award-winning tours in British Sign Language for the first time, ensuring an inclusive experience for all our visitors. We hope that everyone leaves with a lasting memory.”

In a special nod to this year’s Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Royal Mint Experience will also host an exclusive exhibition showcasing the incredible talent of sportspeople in Wales. Visitors will come face-to-face with medals and artefacts from The Royal Mint and Commonwealth Games Wales and explore fascinating stories from nearly 100 years of competition to discover what it takes to become a professional athlete.

The popular visitor attraction was also recently awarded, for the second time, the Best Guided Tour in the UK at this year's Group Leisure Travel Awards as well as Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Award for the 5th year running. This comes as the highly anticipated Christmas events have opened up purchases for pre-booked tickets to secure visitor places.

The Royal Mint Experience is currently open seven days a week from 09:15am, with tours running from 9:30am to 3pm.  To find out more and to book tickets, visit

Further details about The Royal Mint Experience’s summer activities can be found below;


What’s on



31 July – 26 August (Time:  11am to 1pm and 1:30pm to 3:30pm)

Pirate Takover

Ahoy! Do you have what it takes to join our ranks? Come face to face with a crew of pesky pirates as they cause shenanigans across The Royal Mint Experience. 

Take part in a bounty of activities that will keep you entertained for hours, belly laugh together during live pirate shows and complete challenges to gain your swashbuckling certificate.


Child Ticket: £12.50

Adult Ticket: £10.00



Friday 26th July to Monday 26th August

09:15 to 16:15


Team Wales Temporary Exhibition

Commonwealth Games Wales selects, prepares and passionately leads Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games; they are only one of six countries to participate in every single Games since its launch in 1930.

In this exhibition, discover what it takes to become a professional athlete, come face to face with medals and artefacts from The Royal Mint and Commonwealth Games Wales and explore the fascinating stories from nearly 100 years of competition.


£5 Exhibition Only ticket

Or included in the cost of a tour.


4th August & 1st September

BSL Tours

Tours of The Royal Mint Experience will be hosted by a BSL Interpreter.

Standard tour ticket price.


Notes to editors

The Royal Mint Experience welcomes over 60,000 visitors each year. The unique tour takes visitors ‘behind the scenes’ of coin making, followed by an interactive exhibition exploring 1,100 years of The Royal Mint’s history. Visitors also have the unique experience of seeing The Royal Mint’s workforce producing official UK coins and the opportunity to strike their very own coin as a memento of their visit.

About The Royal Mint

With a history spanning more than 1,100 years, The Royal Mint is one of Britain’s oldest companies and the original maker of UK coins.  Today The Royal Mint is a premium British maker, providing carefully crafted coins and precious metal products for the UK and overseas. 


The Royal Mint retains copyright ownership © of all images. These may only be used for editorial purposes and cannot be sold or used for other marketing purposes without the permission of The Royal Mint.

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