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What's on at The Royal Mint Experience


Past events have included meeting Peter Rabbit and hearing his tales, casting a plaster medal workshop, an Easter coin hunt, and meeting the museum curator.

Our events appeal to everyone, from young children to seasoned coin collectors. Whether you are looking for places to visit during half term with your children, or want to end your visit to the Experience with an evening event, contact us today to find out what events we have coming up.

All our events are subject to availability. Prior booking is highly recommended.

 

#PaddingtonsCoins hunt

FREE with every tour, from 13th August

Join in with Paddington's adventures by helping him grow his coin collection.

find the stamps at the locations of Paddington's coins in our exhibition hall, marked with a cross on the map.

Return your completed activity sheets to the gift shop to receive a prize!

 

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Tales from The Mint

Thursday 26th September 2019, 7pm

Queen Victoria: Two Hundred years On

Jane Ridley, Author, broadcaster and Professor of Modern History at the University of Buckingham

Jane Ridley is Professor of History at Buckingham University were she teaches a course on biography. Her books include biographies on significant figures in British history including Queen Victoria, Edward VII, and the young Benjamin Disraeli. As part of our celebrations to mark the 200th Anniversary of Victoria’s birth Professor Ridley will be sharing her insights into the life and legacy of the iconic monarch.

This event includes entry into our exhibition to view our limited-time display featuring historic objects of Queen Victoria including coins, medals and a Penny Black stamp

 

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Celebrate 50 years of the 50p

24th September - 24th October

The 50p entered circulation on 14th October 1969, in readiness for the decimal switchover. 50 years later it is one of the most iconic coins in British currency.

In honour of the coin’s half century, The Royal Mint Experience are throwing a variety of celebrations for a whole month, including a 60’s-inspired street party.

As a part of the celebrations, we're offering 50% off admissions for anyone celebrating a 50th birthday or anniversary during 2019, valid from 24th September – 24th October.

There's loads more still to be announced, so check back here regularly for all the details and join the festivities, raising a glass with us to the mighty 50 pence!
 

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To book tickets using our 50% discount, please call us on 0333 241 2223.

Gruffalo workshops and storytelling

19th, 20th, 26th and 27th October

11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30

£5 per child, or free with a tour

Join us at The Royal Mint Experience for The Gruffalo workshops and storytelling! Free as part of your guided factory tour. 25 February to 1 March 2019 Tours available between 10am and 4pm.

Pre-booking is essential!
 

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UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 20/09/2019

Event taking place: 25th October

We can't release the details of this event just yet. Check back here from 20th September to find out more!

Vampire School

28th - 31st October at 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm
£5 per child or FREE with a tour

Count Dracula invites families from around Britain to join him at Vampire School, newly setup at The Royal Mint Experience.

Children will learn how to dress, dance and fly like vampires while learning a little about their real history and having a great deal of fun with our vampire games! Suitable for children aged 4-12 years.

 

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UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 20/09/2019

Event taking place: 1st November

We can't release the details of this event just yet. Check back here from 20th September to find out more!

Tales from The Mint

Thursday 14th November 2019, 7pm

A day in the life of a Yeoman Warder

Yeoman Warder Andrew Shedden
(photo credit: Historic Royal Palaces)

Have you ever wondered what it must be like to live and work within the walls of HM Tower of London? Yeoman Warder Shedden was a career soldier for 25 years, having served in many operational tours around the world. Now as a member of the Sovereigns body guard and a serving Yeoman Warder he joins us to share his experiences of life at the Tower.

 

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Christmas Events

Breakfast with Santa

9:30am every Saturday & Sunday from 23rd November - 22nd December, plus Monday 23rd December. £9.95 per child, £5 per adult

Join us in our alpine retreat this festive season for a warming breakfast with the big guy himself!

Arts, crafts, fun and games will be available for everyone, while all children will get to meet and have a photo with Santa, sit in his sleigh and take away a special gift.

Advanced booking is required. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please call us on 0333 241 2223 at least 48 hours in advance of your booking.
 

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*Photography is for illustrative purposes only.  

The World Snowball Fight Championship

Every Saturday & Sunday from 23rd November - 22nd December, plus Monday 23rd December. £7.95 per child
 

Train with Elfie and make Santa proud as your child takes part in the Elves' annual snowball fight championship!

The big man himself will be along to officiate the championship final, but who will win - Mistletoe United or North Pole Town?

Every child will get to meet and have a photo with Santa, sit in his sleigh and take away a special gift.

Sessions at 11:30, 13:00, 14:30 and 16:00. Prior booking is highly recommended. Call the team on 0333 241 2223 for more information.
 

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Christmas at The Royal Mint Experience

Bring your group to us this Christmas. Combine your factory tour with Christmas dinner from just £17.95 per person*.

Call the team on 0333 241 2223 for more information.

*Minimum numbers apply.

Weekly Events

Great British Coin Hunt Coin Swap - A to Z 10p coins

Coin swaps currently run every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday  10am until 2pm.

10am-2pm

Pop in to The Royal Mint Experience with your 10 pence coin, which we will then exchange for a  Great British coin hunt 10 pence coin!

Please Note; Coins are limited to 5 per person.

 

Be a Coin Designer

Daily 10am until 5pm

Have you ever thought about what goes into designing a coin?

Why not join us to find out, and design your very own coin or medal?

This free activity is a great extra to add to your factory tour, where you will be able to learn what goes into designing the coins in your pocket. You will also be given a brief to design your own coin and enter it into our monthly competition to win some great prizes.
This is a great addition for some educational family fun. Don't miss out!
To join in simply book your tour ticket.

 

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I will forever be checking my coins! Thanks for the history lesson and tour of the making of the coins – excellent!
Very informative delivering knowledge so we could all understand the process. This tour without a shadow of doubt is one of the best guided tours I’ve ever been on; in fact I would take the tour again!
We spent nearly 4hrs there on Saturday. It was a great experience and you will be surprised for how many countries the Royal Mint is producing coins. A lot to see in the exhibition and the tour of the plant was great
The Royal Mint is a fascinating experience with many 'I didn't know that!' moments. Our tour guide, Lydia, took us through the experience quickly and efficiently and combined historical and fun facts.

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