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The Royal Mint Experience

Discover the unexpected wonder of coins

Royal Wedding

Join us for a Royal Celebration

When Clarence House announced the exciting news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were engaged to be married we could not have been more delighted for the happy couple. Here at The Royal Mint Experience we went to work at once putting plans in place to celebrate the day with our very own royal party!

You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday 19 May with an exclusive celebration at The Royal Mint Experience

Your special ticket will include: 

  • VIP area to watch the full television coverage of this historic occasion
  • A glass of fizz and a delicious cream tea
  • After the royal nuptials you will be taken on a tour of our factory and exhibition
  • An opportunity to strike your own coin
  • Learn about our 1,100 year history and how the money in your pocket is made.
  • You will also get the chance to see some of our rarities and have the opportunity to purchase some beautiful gifts in our well stocked shop
  • A complimentary gift to commemorate the special day

Total package price: £36.00 per person

Tickets are very limited so please book early to avoid disappointment  

Book now on 03332412223

SPY WEEK at The Royal Mint Experience

28th May – 3rd June

Bond

Book a tour during Spy Week and your ticket will be your FREE entry key to your next Mission on the day of your visit, should you choose to accept!

 

On arrival you will be assigned a new SPY NAME, and assigned your missions to complete.

New missions daily, which include:

28th May 

Ride a Penny Farthing as a Victorian Agent 

Undercover Covert Photography

Code breaking

Message deciphering

Plus more

 

29th May

Forgeries; find the imposters

Ride a Penny Farthing as a Victorian Agent

Undercover Covert Photography

Code breaking

Message deciphering

Plus more

 

30th May

Practical Spy Activities, including the laser maze, with the Physical Activity Partnership

Undercover Covert Photography

Code breaking

Message deciphering

Plus more

 

31st May

Forgeries; find the imposters

Undercover Covert Photography

Code breaking

Message deciphering

Plus more

 

1st June

Learn Morse Code

WW2 & Modern Day Spy Radio

Undercover Covert Photography

Code breaking

Message deciphering

Plus more

 

2nd June

Learn Morse Code

WW2 & Modern Day Spy Radio

Undercover Covert Photography

Code breaking

Message deciphering

Plus more

 

3rd June

Spy Decoration with RCT Rocks

Undercover Covert Photography

Code breaking

Message deciphering

Plus more

 

You can also join the Great British Coin Hunt all week.

Will you receive a Bond Coin in your change?

Mr PhoebusMr Phoebus Penny Farthing Experience 10am to 5pm 

28th & 29th May 2018

10am to 5pm

A fully interactive fun event for Children and Adults to learn, ride and enjoy everything about this magical machine that many would only have seen in books or hanging in a museum. Free with all Royal Mint Experience tour tickets.

Tales from The Mint

21st June 2018 - 6pm

The Royal Maundy – a living tradition
The Reverend Cannon Paul Wright, Sub-Almoner

We are delighted to welcome The Reverend Canon Paul Wright, Sub-Dean of Her Majesty's Chapels Royal, and the Sub-Almoner of the Royal Almonry. His talk will explore the significance of The Royal Maundy, considering its relationship to The Royal Mint which has produced specially-struck coins for the service since 1662.

Biography

The Reverend Canon Paul Wright is the Sub-Dean of Her Majesty's Chapels Royal, and the Sub-Almoner of the Royal Almonry.  He lives and works at St James's palace, in London.

Tales from The Mint

6th September 2018 7pm

The Trial of the Pyx
Graeme Smith, Queen’s Assay Master

This evening Graeme will talk to guests about his distinctive role as the Queen’s Assay Master and the significance of The Trial of the Pyx, where The Royal Mint’s coins are put on trial annually in one of the world’s oldest and most respected quality checking processes. 

Biography

Graeme Smith is the Queen’s Assay Master and Head of Operations for Commemorative Coin, Medals and Bullion at The Royal Mint. As Assay Master he is responsible for the accuracy of all coinage produced by The Royal Mint.

Tales from The Mint

25th October 2018 - 7pm

FRANKENSTEIN - the first two hundred years
Sir Christopher Frayling, award-winning broadcaster, writer, educationalist and cultural historian

With this illustrated lecture prominent cultural figure Sir Christopher Frayling will help us to celebrate the 200th birthday of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Sir Christopher will explore with guests the circumstances which led the then eighteen year old Mary Godwin to conceive the story, the novel’s difficult journey into print, and its colourful afterlife on stage, in films, and within everyday culture - to the point where it richly deserves to feature on a national coin.

Biography

Christopher Frayling is currently a visiting Professor at the University of Lancaster, a Fellow of Churchill College Cambridge, Professor Emeritus of Cultural History at the Royal College of Art and an honorary Research Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Tales From the Mint

6th December 2018 – 7pm

History of the Hilltop – The Story of Llantrisant
Dean Powell

As part of The Royal Mint Museum’s celebration of 50 years at Llantrisant, well-known historian, broadcaster and author Dean Powell will be taking us through the history of Llantrisant; from its origins, through the coming of the Mint, to the present day.

Biography

Dean Powell is a widely acclaimed journalist, author, broadcaster and vocalist. Dean remains in demand as a lecturer on Victorian Welsh history and his work in the fields of journalism and public relations have been prolific. He has written thirteen history books including the biography of Dr William Price.

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