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Information relating to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

There's so much to discover, from kings and queens to blanks and banks, and we've been working hard behind the scenes to ensure your visit is as safe as possible. 

This means that there are some changes to the way the different areas at The Royal Mint Experience are working. You'll also see clear signage from the moment you arrive, and our visitor hosts are here to help if you're unsure of anything during your visit. Together we can ensure a safe and happy time for all our visitors and staff.

You can read more about the safety measures we have put in place on our website: www.royalmint.com/rme-safety-guide  

To ensure that our capacity is controlled as carefully as possible, please make sure you arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your allocated time.

Visitors should check the latest government guidance before making their journey to ensure they are complying with the health and safety requirements. For example, visitors planning to travel from any ‘local lockdown’ areas will need to re-arrange booking for a later date. The latest government guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

The ‘Tour, Tasting and Gentleman’s Tea’ Experience

Sunday 16th June

Purchase the gift of this bespoke Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea, and we’ll treat the Dad in the party with:

  • A FREE guided factory tour*
  • A FREE Guided whisky tasting experience from a Penderyn expert*
  • A FREE Penderyn whisky nosing glass*

The Royal Mint Experience and Penderyn Distillery combine to offer a great family day out this Father’s Day.

Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea - £15 per person. (Limited spaces available.)

Call us on 0333 241 2223 to book.

* T+C’s apply, subject to being accompanied by a paying guest

FATHER’S DAY- SOLD OUT

Sunday 16th June - The ‘Tour, Tasting and Gentleman’s Tea’ Experience

Purchase the gift of this bespoke Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea, and we’ll treat the Dad in the party with:

  • A FREE guided factory tour*
  • A FREE Guided whisky tasting experience from a Penderyn expert*
  • A FREE Penderyn whisky nosing glass*

The Royal Mint Experience and Penderyn Distillery combine to offer a great family day out this Father’s Day.

Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea - £15 per person. (Limited spaces available.)
Add Penderyn whiskey tasting for £10 per person (Dad goes free)

* T+C’s apply, subject to being accompanied by a paying guest

We're open seven days a week from 9.30am

Book a tour to be in with a chance of winning your own 1oz Britannia Gold bar.

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Strike your own coin

Your opportunity to create your very own coin, to keep as a memento of your visit.

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Strike your own Britannia 50 new pence as a unique memento of your visit to The Royal Mint Experience

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During your visit

You'll learn more about the history of The Royal Mint, one of the top-rated tourist attractions in South Wales, and you will be able to see the special coins and rare historical memorabilia that our exhibition holds

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Offers and Events

Our events explore our history and traditions through fun and creativity, while our offers provide that added value that we all need from time to time.

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Book a tour at The Royal Mint Experience

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Lift a gold bar worth over £400,000!

Among other objects, our 'Currency Undercover' exhibition explores some fascinating stories about how Gold Bullion has been transported during times of international crisis.

The exhibition features an official sketched drawing of Fort Knox, from the Ken Adam archive, displayed behind a gold bar housed in a protective case allowing visitors the opportunity to touch and even lift a 400oz gold bar.

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Guided Tour

With over 1,100 years of history, we produce coins and medals for the United Kingdom and the rest of the world

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How to find us

Just four miles from Junction 34 of the M4, The Royal Mint Experience is conveniently located for our visitors to find – we are just 20 minutes away from Wales’ capital city, Cardiff.

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Tales from The Mint

Thursday 27th June 2019, 7pm

Making Language Visible

Stephen Raw, Textural artist and design consultant

Is it possible to make a career from drawing, writing and designing using just the alphabet? Stephen is of an age to answer in the positive and will show the full range of his achievements over the last 40 years. His story starts in Papua New Guinea where he taught at the National Arts School. Along the way he will show examples of his coin designs for the Mint, including the Sherlock Holmes 50p, his collaborations with the Poet Laureate, Dame Carol Ann Duffy, book cover designs and his recent work on Manchester Cathedral’s new £2m pipe organ.

Our 'Strike your own coin' will change to the Sherlock Holmes 50p on this evening, exclusively to ticket holders. Please note there will be an extra charge for this, payable on the night.

Please note you must be 14 + to attend this talk.

 

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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.

This event includes entry into our exhibition to view our limited-time display featuring historic objects of Queen Victoria including coins, medals and a Penny Black stamp

 

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Tales from The Mint

Thursday 14th November 2019, 7pm

A day in the life of a Yeoman Warder

Yeoman Warder Dave Phillips 
(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? After 26 years of exemplary military service Yeoman Warder Phillips was offered the position of Yeoman Warder (Beefeater) at HM Tower of London in 2005. Dave left the army and now lives and works in The Tower of London interpreting history and regaling visitors from across the world with his fascinating stories.

 

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