Exploring the history of The Royal Mint and the rich heritage that influences each coin is an experience that children will remember forever. School trips to The Royal Mint Experience are available during term time and it is also one of the most interesting places to visit in the school holidays, where you will find different, family-friendly events and the opportunity to learn more about the coins in your pocket. Whether your trip is to educate pupils about British history, or to learn more about the tradition of coins and The Royal Mint’s links to the monarchy, we’ve got you covered.

our workshops

A learning experience
worth its weight in gold

Coin designer

Ages 7 - 11

Explore coin designs from around the world and learn how designs for the United Kingdom are chosen. Emboss your own design into foil and make a coin badge to take away.

Fakes and forgeries

Ages 7 - 11

Conduct scientific tests to identify counterfeit coins. Discover the techniques that have been put in place to stop counterfeiters in their tracks.

Making money

Ages 7 - 11

Making its debut in 2020, our Making Money workshop allows pupils to discover how The Royal Mint has made coins through the centuries. They will find out what life was like at the Tower of London and explore how minting processes have changed. Through a series of interactive activities, they will learn about different minting techniques from hand-striking, used by medieval moneyers, to modern coin production.

Time Travel Adventure

Ages 4 to 6

Did you know The Royal Mint’s history stretches back over 1,100 years? Join the Royal Mint Museum to take your pupils on a time travelling adventure. Using drama techniques, we will explore past locations of the Mint and discover how coins have been made throughout history. Pupils will then use their knowledge to make choices and decide where to build a new Mint. 

Object handling

Ages 12+

Book an object handling session with the Royal Mint Museum to enhance your visit and bring our history to life. Your students will be able to interact with real objects from the Museum’s collection as part of their visit and ask questions with a member of the Museum team. These sessions can cover a general history of the Mint or focus on a specific topic of interest such as coin design and artwork, or production processes.  

Workshop packages and prices

Your package will include a guided factory tour, a facilitated workshop and access to our exhibition. During the visit, you and your pupils will learn more about where every day coins are made as well as the history behind The Royal Mint. There will also be an opportunity to strike your own coin on the day. Please allow up to 4 hours for your visit.

Tour & Workshop £4.50 per pupil

Strike Your Own Coin £4.95 per coin when pre-booked.

Please allow a minimum of 3.5hrs for your visit. Need transport? Discounted coach travel available in selected areas. Ask our team for more details.

The Complete Experience

  • Leave the packed lunch to us – our café is able to provide children’s lunch boxes for just £2.95 per child.
  • Back at School – use our post-visit, online resources to extend your pupils’ learning across the curriculum back in the classroom.
  • Preferential travel rates – we’ve partnered with Mainline coaches to offer discounted travel rates, making your journey to us even easier. Simply drop us a line and we will be happy to arrange this for you. Please see the price list for additional details:

 

 

 

 

Booking your tour today

What are you waiting for? Book your school trip to today and give your pupils a Royal Mint experience they will never forget. For more information on our tours and packages for schools, call us today on 0333 241 2223 or email us at schools@royalmint.com

 

 

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