Traffic delays expected from July 26 to the end of August. Please allow extra time to ensure you arrive on time for your tour.

Since opening in 2016, The Royal Mint Experience has become one of the top-rated tourist attractions in South Wales. Our guided tours give you unprecedented access to The Royal Mint and its history. Go behind the scenes to discover a whole world of coinage and experience history at The Royal Mint Experience.

Guided Tour

Stringent security

Before your tour, we will have to perform a security check. This is standard procedure and everyone is subject to these checks – even VIPs! It is essential these checks take place to ensure that you, members of your guided tour group and our on-site staff are safe at all times. If you have any issues with the security checks, please speak to a member of staff.

Introductory video

To begin your tour, one of our hosts will guide you to our video introduction area. Here, you will gain an insight into the beginnings of The Royal Mint, the heritage behind our values, and the craftsmanship that goes into creating the coins in your pocket. After the short video, your host will be available to answer any questions you may have.

The process

During the early part of your tour, you will learn more about the manufacturing process that goes into creating the coins in your pocket. You will learn about all of the different methods we take to ensure that our extraordinary coins are amongst the most secure in the world.

Our workforce

Your host will guide you to parts of The Royal Mint that are only accessible to the public as part of the guided tour. You will be able to witness first-hand our workforce producing coins and following the measures we abide by. You will also learn all about the machinery we use, the state-of-the-art equipment that helps us, and the processes of creating a coin.

Strike your own coin

During the tour, you will be given the opportunity to strike your own coin and take it home with you. This is available for a small fee and is the only place in the United Kingdom where you can do this. The design of the coin alters, depending on what theme we are celebrating at the time of your visit. People who have visited The Royal Mint Experience before, for example, struck a rare, 2018-dated Sir Isaac Newton 50p coin.

The exhibition

Our exhibition area is home to some of the most important and historical artefacts in the 1,100-year history of The Royal Mint. Some coins and items here are amongst the rarest in the world and your host will help you learn about their history, and how they have come to us at The Royal Mint Experience. You are free to explore our exhibition area at your own pace.

The gift shop

After you have completed your tour, you can purchase mementos, gifts and souvenirs at our well-stocked gift shop. Here you will find a whole host of items to commemorate your visit, including commemorative coins, postcards, pens, books, and other items which will appeal to all members of your family and friends. You can then head home or visit our café for a bite to eat and a chat about your favourite part of the tour.

Your visit

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VIP tours

Upgrade your tour of The Royal Mint Experience to a VIP package for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at The Royal Mint, complete with an expert host as your tour guide.

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How to Find Us

The Royal Mint Experience is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Wales. Fortunately, getting here couldn’t be easier – find out more and plan your journey today.

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Journey through more than 1,100 years of history with The Royal Mint Experience. Share your experience with friends and family and save by booking a group tour today.

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