Events | The Royal Mint Experience

24th - 26th August

It's all happening at The Royal Mint Experience this weekend!

Join in with Paddington's adventures as you hunt for his coins in our exhibition hall, join the hundreds of people who have celebrated the 'Great British Picnic' with us this summer, learn about coins, stamps and medals of Queen Victoria in our limited edition display, or attempt to break records at The Great British Coin Olympics!

What's more, we're putting on two extra days for our 'Great British Coin Hunt' coin swap. Add to your collection from 10am - 2pm on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August.

All this and loads more as you unlock over 1,100 years of history on our guided tours.

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More events 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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Wednesday Workshops - Sustainable energy

FREE, every Wednesday from 31st July - 28th August, 12pm & 2pm

Discover how The Royal Mint is becoming more sustainable and working to help care for our environment with this fun family workshop.

Find out about 'Delilah', The Royal Mint's own wind turbine, and how she helps to power our coin production.

Make your very own model wind turbine to take home.

This workshop is absolutely free, and places will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

The Great British Picnic

Available every day from 20th July to 31st August

Enjoy the full package this summer, at The Royal Mint Experience, in true British style. Package includes:

  • A picnic hamper* for you to enjoy in our café or outside on a picnic blanket for that authentic summer feel (served 12-12:45pm)
  • Guided tour of The Royal Mint Experience (1:15pm start)
  • Explore 1,100 years of coin history in our interactive exhibition
  • Strike your very own coin to take away as a unique memento of your visit

Save up to 38% on separate pricing!
Adults: £19.95    Children: £13.50    Family: £58.95

Family ticket includes 2 adults and 2 children

If you have any dietary requirements, please contact us directly on:
0333 241 2223

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Pre-booking required. *Picnic hampers will need to be returned once finished with.

Great British Coin Olympics

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 23rd July to 31st August

Ever wanted to break the record for furthest coin toss, longest coin roll or highest coin tower? Take part in the greatest coin sports of all time this summer at The Royal Mint Experience!

5 sessions available each day.

£5 per child or FREE with all tour tickets.


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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.


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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.


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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