Events | The Royal Mint Experience

What's on at The Royal Mint Experience

For a fun day out in South Wales, the Royal Mint Experience not only offers our highly popular exhibitions and tours but also has a range of fun events on offer, suitable for all ages. As one of Wales’ best visitor attractions, our exciting events calendar includes storytelling workshops, design a coin workshops, historical talks from guest speakers and coin hunts.

If you are looking for things to do with the family or with friends this weekend or in the coming weeks or months, check out our events calendar below and give the Royal Mint Experience a visit very soon!

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

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. Tours available between 10am and 4pm.

Pre-booking is essential!

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The Beagle has (nearly) landed at The Royal Mint Experience!

From 25th October

Twenty years after man landed on the moon, man and dog popped up for a picnic. Wallace and Gromit rocketed moonwards in A Grand Day Out in November 1989 and our world was never the same again. To celebrate 30 years of these beloved British characters, a special exhibition is coming to The Royal Mint Experience.

From Friday 25th October, sets from The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention will be on display in our exhibition hall. Alongside the sets, you will be able to trace their progress to superstardom, watch an interview with Merlin Crossingham, Wallace & Gromit Creative Director, as well as footage of Aardman animators working on models of the inseparable duo.

The exhibition is available as a part of The Royal Mint Experience tour and is only here for a limited time. Book your tickets today before Wallace and Gromit blast off on their next adventure!

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Museum Mondays

FREE - Monday 28th October

Get up close and personal with The Royal Mint Museum team this October half term.

Handle real historical objects and hear about some of our favourite exhibits with our 'Curator's choice' tour of the exhibition gallery.

All included when you purchase a tour ticket at The Royal Mint Experience.


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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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Gromit model making workshop

Friday 1st November - £7.50pp

Cracking news: Aardman model making experts are coming to The Royal Mint to run a workshop where you can make your own Gromit!

The workshop provides a creative, fun and hands-on activity for children aged 5 and over. All children must be accompanied by an adult and both adults and children must have a ticket to attend.

Places for this one-off event are very limited so book now.

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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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